"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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Entries in Present Moment (13)

Tuesday
Nov192013

Daily Meditation – No risk with God 

[The following is part ten of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

“For what can ultimately trouble the soul that accepts every moment of every day as a gift from the hands of God and strives always to do his will? ‘If God is for us, who can stand against us?’  Nothing, not even death, can separate us from God. Nothing can touch us that does not come from his hand, nothing can trouble us because all things come from his hand. Is this too simple, or are we just afraid really to believe it, to accept it fully and in every detail of our lives, to yield ourselves up to it in total commitment? This is the ultimate question of faith, and each must answer it for himself in the quiet of his heart and the depths of his soul. But to answer it in the affirmative is to know a peace, to discover a meaning to life that surpasses all understanding.”

p. 201-202, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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Monday
Nov182013

Daily Meditation – A purpose for each moment 

[The following is part nine of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

“…every moment of our life has a purpose, that every action of ours, no matter how dull or routine or trivial it may seem in itself, has a dignity and a worth beyond human understanding. No man’s life is insignificant in God’s sight, nor are his works insignificant – no matter what the world or his neighbors or family or friends may think of them. Yet what a terrible responsibility is here. For it means that no moment can be wasted, no opportunity missed, since each has a purpose in man’s life, each has a purpose in God’s plan. Think of your day, today or yesterday. Think of the work you did, the people you met, moment by moment. What did it mean to you – and what might it have meant for God.”

p. 201, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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Sunday
Nov172013

Daily Meditation – Resting with God 

[The following is part eight of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

In ministering to the needs of various individuals, Fr. Ciszek would convey that “there was a meaning to man and his existence here on earth that went beyond the purely human and material. It wasn’t a matter of telling them that I had all the answers and they had all the questions and problems; I was trying to show that the doubts and the longings expressed, the inner stirrings of their hearts and souls, came from a spirit in man that was natural but more than material. I echoed St. Augustine’s saying that man’s heart was made for God alone and it is restless until it comes to rest in him.”

p. 196, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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Saturday
Nov162013

Daily Meditation – Being Mindful of God’s Will

[The following is part seven of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

“Jesus himself, in the midst of his busy public life, would withdraw from his disciples and retire to the mountain to pray. We must follow his example if we wish to preserve and strengthen our faith, to keep constantly before our minds the fact that our whole life is from God and a going to God, to be ever mindful of his will in all that we do.”

p. 185, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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Friday
Nov152013

Daily Meditation – Strengthening our Faith 

[The following is part six of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

“We must constantly work to strengthen it (our faith) and make it operative in all we do…The surest way to do this, I think, is by prayer…And this is why, again in my opinion, the Morning Offering is still one of the best practices of prayer – no matter how old-fashioned some may think it. For in it, at the beginning of each day, we accept from God and offer back to him all the prayers, works, and sufferings of the day, and so serve to remind ourselves once again of his providence and his kingdom.”

p. 183, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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