"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Wednesday
May102017

Daily Meditation – How I am loved by God (Prayer on my Dossier)

As part of the introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, we consider how we are loved by God.  To this objective, consider the following condensed meditation of Prayer on my Dossier.

Jot down in a notebook or just consider in your mind the particulars of you coming into this world – the place, time, parents, etc. Next consider characteristics and qualities inherited from your parents or family such as habits, intelligence, confidence, anxiety.  Afterwards, consider your personal qualities, both those that you like and those you don’t (i.e. I’m positive, negative, energetic, sensitive, etc.).  

As you note these qualities, acknowledge them as gifts from the One who makes us.  “For all this, God chose for me within the human family; for all this, I praise and thank God.”

When finished, recite Psalm 130 – “A song of ascents. Out of the depths I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry! May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, LORD, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered. I wait with longing for the LORD, my soul waits for his word. My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak. More than sentinels for daybreak, let Israel look for the LORD, For with the LORD is kindness, with him is full redemption, And God will redeem Israel from all their sins.”

Finally, remember that God did not finish making me once, long ago.  Rather, I remember that God continues to make me and has hopes for me. He desires that I keep growing in love until I love as completely as he does.

- Source:  Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius - Prayer on my Dossier

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Tuesday
May092017

Daily Meditation – Good, Bad, Who Knows?

The late Fr. Jim Babb SJ, of the St. Ignatius House in Atlanta , would say regarding life situations - "Good, Bad, Who Knows? In the short term, who knows. We as humans have myopia. We only see in the current and thus not far away." Thus, take the long-term approach with full trust in God.

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Monday
May082017

Daily Meditation – True Wisdom

Qualities of earthbound wisdom – “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. Wisdom of this kind does not come down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice.” – James 3: 14-16 [See also – 2 Corinthians 12:20 ]

Qualities of the wise man – “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.” - James 3:17-18 [See also – Galatians 5: 22-23]

 

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Sunday
May072017

Daily Meditation - Christ within you

[Consider the following and Christ within you]
 
To have my voice, but Him speaking
My Steps, but Christ leading
My heart, but His love beating
in me, through me , with me
What's it like to have Christ on the inside?
 
To tap His strength when mine expires
or feel the force of heaven's fires
raging, purging wrong desires
Could Christ become my entire self?
 
So much Him, so little me
that in my eyes it's Him they see
What's it like to a Mary be?
No longer I ,but Christ in me.

Source:  Savior Next Door, Author – Max Lucado

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Saturday
May062017

Daily Meditation – Intense Faith!!

[This has incredible dynamics below. Place yourself in the role of the woman in need of healing or the man whose daughter was dying or just be in the massive crowd. Sense the atmosphere of healing, the rush of the crowd, and all other emotions]

When Jesus had crossed again (in the boat) to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, "My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live." He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him. There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak.

She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured." Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who has touched my clothes?" But his disciples said to him, "You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, 'Who touched me?'" And he looked around to see who had done it. The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction."

While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?" Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid; just have faith." He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly.

So he went in and said to them, "Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep." And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along the child's father and mother and those who were with him and entered the room where the child was.

He took the child by the hand and said to her, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!" The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. (At that) they were utterly astounded. He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat. (Mark 5: 22-43)

 

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