Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13, Psalm 119:1, 27, 30, 34-35, 44, Luke 8:19-21


Blessed are those who hear the word of God
and observe it. Lk 11:28

Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13, Psalm 119:1, 27, 30, 34-35, 44,
Luke 8:19-21

Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13

Like a stream is the king's heart in the hand of the LORD;
wherever it pleases him, he directs it.

All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,
but it is the LORD who proves hearts.

To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Haughty eyes and a proud heart–
the tillage of the wicked is sin.

The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,
but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.

Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue
is chasing a bubble over deadly snares.

The soul of the wicked man desires evil;
his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes.

When the arrogant man is punished, the simple are the wiser;
when the wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

The just man appraises the house of the wicked:
there is one who brings down the wicked to ruin.

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor
will himself also call and not be heard.

Psalm 119:1, 27, 30, 34-35, 44

Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.

Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds.

The way of truth I have chosen;
I have set your ordinances before me.

Give me discernment, that I may observe your law
and keep it with all my heart.

Lead me in the path of your commands,
for in it I delight.

And I will keep your law continually,
forever and ever.

Luke 8:19-21

My Love, Beloved of my soul,

Your Mama's perfect fiat to the will of God gave us so wondrous a Savior as You. She was the disciple par excellence and we will do well to imitate her virtues.

All of us who desire to be Your disciples have an exemplary role model in our Mother Mary who prays for her children constantly and makes intercession for us with You, her Son.

Today You remind me that it is not enough just to hear Your   Word Beloved, I am called to act on it. I am called to receive it and contemplate on it. I am required to make it the Light by which my way to the Kingdom of God is illumined. Guided by the Light of Your Word I can be certain that You will see me safely home.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Proverbs 3:27-34, Psalm 15:2-3A, 3BC-4AB, 5, Luke 8:16-18


Let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. Mt 5:16

Proverbs 3:27-34, Psalm 15:2-3A, 3BC-4AB, 5,
Luke 8:16-18

Proverbs 3:27-34

My Love, Beloved of my soul,

The poor always have a claim on us this is why we refuse them nothing if it is at all possible for us to do them good no matter how insignificant that act may be. We ought to be available to our neighbor in the time of need an act of kindness postponed may never be done. The moment is lost and will never be recovered.

We are called to live in harmony with each other. There is enough division and strife in the world without our adding to it. Sometimes, the godless can be quite attractive and charming, guard us against such charm my Beloved. Help us choose our friends wisely so we may not be led into the trap of sin.

May all who know us find themselves blessed for You dwell within our home. May we always be humble and in turn, Beloved keep us close to Your Sacred Heart and the Heart of Your immaculate Mother. Amen.
Psalm 15:2-3A, 3BC-4AB, 5

My Love, Beloved of my soul,

There is a code of conduct that those who belong to You follow. These You assure a place of dwelling with You. In a world of lies, immorality, rampant sin, we are called to live in purity of heart. To walk blamelessly in Your sight and to always live in truth. We are called to keep a check on our speech and control our tongue which can lead us to all kinds of sin.

We are called to watch out for one another for we are our brother's and sister's keeper. We are called above all to honor God in all we say and do.

All who live in Your shadow my Beloved will know peace and joy all the days of our lives.
Luke 8:16-18

My Love, Beloved of my soul,

We have received the Good News. I have been privileged to be born a cradle Catholic and with this comes a responsibility to share generously what was given to me as freely. Your Light has been lit in me and I must let it shine through me so others can walk by its light.

May the joy of the Gospel radiate in me, Beloved. May I never be afraid to speak about all You have done for me and how I have been saved by Your love. Keep me safe from serious sin. I know my weaknesses Beloved and there is every danger that I could fall when I least expect to. May I have daily and frequent recourse to the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation so I may be strong to resist the wiles of the enemy within and without.

Grant O Lord that I may be open to receiving all that You desire to give me and may I use all I have received for Your glory. Amen.