Thursday, October 27, 2011

John 2:1-11

Daily Meditation:  John 2:2-11

 John 2:1-11

My Beloved,  we see in this first sign a demonstration that You are indeed God.  You and well as Your Mother and Your disciples are invited to a wedding, the bridal couple are on the verge of being hugely embarrassed as they have run out of wine.  We do not know  how Your Mother was made aware of this problem facing the family but we do know that she meant to do something about it when she approached You.  She expected You to know exactly what to do to remedy the situation. 

At the time when You performed this miracle You were 30 years old.  Until this time You have lived with Your Mother.  Together,  You both shared the domesticity of daily life.  You had ample time during these 30 long years to talk to her and share with her all that You were about to do in the 3 short years of Your public ministry, all that was to be accomplished in it and culminating with Your death on the Cross  and obtaining New Life for all God's people in and through You at Your glorious  Resurrection 3 days later. 

The time when You would choose to reveal Yourself to the world would be of Your own choosing. You had no intention of doing it at the wedding feast - for You said most clearly to Your Mother, "Woman, my hour has not yet come."  However, Your Mother was persistent.  She knew what it would mean once You declared Yourself openly to be the long awaited Messiah.  It would mean taking the first steps to Calvary; yet, she asked it of You.  Never ever let me doubt my Beloved, that when I approach Your Mother and mine to pray for me and intercede on my behalf with You, You will always hear and answer her.  Her advice to me too will be the same as that which she gave the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."  Therein Beloved lies our true happiness.m  When I turn to Mama Mary, she will always point me toward You. 

It pleases and delights You to have Your Mama collaborate with You in the work of our redemption.  Just as it is the desire of the Father that all should approach Him through You, in the same manner You are pleased when we approach You through Your Mama.

Beloved, You take our empty lives and fill them with the water of Baptism and the Wine of Your Body and Blood in the Eucharist.  You cleanse us from sin and You strengthen us with heavenly food.  The Old Testament had nothing more to offer Beloved, once You arrived to commence Your saving work which leads all to the Father.  The Old Wine was stale and old.  The New Wine is delicious and exhilarating.  Your hour has arrived at the behest of Your Mother, she is no shrinking violet,  she was prepared to have the sword pierce her heart in her desire to be the faithful handmaid of the Lord. 

The Church is filled to the brim and overflowing with the graces You make available to her and her children in the Sacraments and we rejoice as the bridal couple did at that Wedding in Cana more than 2000 years ago.

My Beloved, my entire life must be motivated by Your whatever You ask of me.  All that You will for me must be what I too will for my self.  May my will always be one with Yours through the maternal intercession of Mary.

Romans 8:31-39, Luke 13:31-35, Psalm 109:21-22, 26-27, 30-31

Daily Mass Readings:   Romans 8:31-39, Luke 13:31-35

Romans 8:31-39

My Beloved, with You beside me, with You in me, around me, above and below me, whom shall I fear?  Of what shall I be afraid? Nothing Beloved, nothing at all.  I have You and having You I have everything.  Thank You for the gift of Yourself to me and for the special way in which we are made one in the Eucharist.

Luke 13:31-35

Blessed are You my Beloved who comes in the Name of the Lord.  I am Your little chick nestled closed to Your heart, keep me there always.  May I never be parted from You.  Thank You Beloved for all You have done for me and for holding nothing back but giving me everything I need to prepare me for eternity with You.

Psalm 109:21-22, 26-27, 30-31

21 But as for me, O God my Lord, for your name’s sake, act on my behalf, de­liver me, in the goodness of your love.
22 For I am poor and needy, my heart is stricken within me.
26 Help me, O Lord my God, and save me for the sake of your love.
27 Let them know that this is your hand, that it is you, Lord, who do this.

30 To the Lord, I will give my thanks; I will praise him in the great assembly.
31 He stands at the right hand of the needy, to save them from those who condemn them.

I am needy my Beloved and I am not ashamed to admit my need of You.  I am weak and will have need of You always.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Matthew 8:5-13

Daily Meditation:  Matthew 8:5-13

Matthew 8:5-13

 5 When Jesus entered Caper­naum, an army captain approached him to ask his help, “Sir, my servant lies sick at home. He is paralyzed and suffers terribly.” Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
The captain answered, “I am not worthy to have you under my roof. Just give an order and my boy will be healed. For I myself, a junior officer, give orders to my soldiers. And if I say to one: ‘Go,’ he goes, and if I say to another: ‘Come,’ he comes, and to my servant: ‘Do this,’ he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those who were following him, “I tell you, I have not found such faith in Israel. 11 I say to you, many will come from east and west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at the feast in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown out into the darkness; there they will wail and grind their teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the captain, “Go home now. As you believed, so let it be.” And at that moment his servant was healed.

My Beloved, You are always available, it is I who ought to have the faith  and the humility to run to You with all the confidence of a little child who runs headlong into his father's arms, certain that it will be lifted up and comforted.  I ought to have great compassion for those around me who are sick physically or spiritually.  I must be moved with the desire to help, pray and do all I can to help alleviate the suffering.

Faith must make me bold and aware of Your love and power.  I must believe that You will hear and answer.   Aware of the fact that You are God, I must have neither pride nor presumption; what I must have though is the spirit of a child who trusts his father, ever mindful that God knows best and will always act in the best interests of His children.

You too my beloved Lord,  have authority over me.  May I be docile and willing to be commanded by You.  May I be available and ready to do all that You wish me to do always.

---- Mine, be available to Me be ever ready to answer my summons immediately.  Be gladly willing to do all I ask of you always.

With Your help my Beloved, I will.

Romans 8:26-30, Luke 13:22-30, Psalm 13:4-6

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 8:26-30, Luke 13:22-30, Psalm 13:4-6

Romans 8:26-30

26 We are weak, but the Spirit comes to help us. How to ask? And what shall we ask for? We do not know, but the spirit intercedes for us without words, as if with groans. 27 And He who sees inner secrets knows the desires of the Spirit, for he asks for the holy ones what is pleasing to God.

 28 We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him, whom he has called according to his plan. 29 Those whom he knew beforehand, he has also predestined to be like his Son, similar to him, so that he may be the Firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And so, those whom God predestined he called, and those whom he called he makes righteous, and to those whom he makes righteous he will give his Glory.

Beloved, You and I both know how weak I am.  You know that it is You who support me.  It is Your Holy Spirit indwelling in me that leads, guides and acts in me.  Without Him and His help, grace, guidance and power, I would sink into selfishness and self-centredness.  It is He who obtains for me all that is pleasing to You.  Beloved, the Father is awesomely amazing.  Only in heaven will I truly comprehend all that He has willed and accomplished for me through You.  He has destined me in love to be His child and Your sister.  I am heir to all the treasures of heaven because I am grafted on to You.  You have made me a child of the Father and this was His wish and will.  He who loves You was prepared to sacrifice You in order that I may live. The Father considers it only right and fitting that in return all creation recognize what You have accomplished in saving a fallen world and glorify You unceasingly.

Luke 13:22-30

 22 Jesus went through towns and villages teaching and making his way to Jerusalem. 23 Some­­one asked him, “Lord, is it true that few people will be saved?”
And Jesus answered, 24 “Do your best to enter by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you will stand outside; then you will knock at the door calling: ‘Lord, open to us.’ But he will say to you: ‘I do not know where you come from.’
26 Then you will say: We ate and drank with you and you taught in our streets! 27 But he will reply: ‘I don’t know where you come from. Away from me all you workers of evil.’
28 You will weep and grind your teeth when you see Abraham and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves left outside. 29 Others will sit at table in the kingdom of God, people coming from east and west, from north and south. 30 Some who are among the last will be the first, and others who were first will be last!”

Beloved, the world we live in preaches a mantra of ease, plenty, selfishness, self-centredness, self -glorification, me, me, me first and every one else a far second.  In a world of reckless living, and wanton hedonism, You advise us to enter by the narrow door.  All wish to be saved but few are willing to pick up the cross daily and follow You in total self denial, in imitation of You.  Beloved, teach me to make a total gift of self just as You did.

Psalm 13:4-6
Look upon me and answer, O Lord my God!  Give light to my eyes,
lest I sleep the sleep of death;
lest my enemy say,
“I have routed him,”
lest my foes rejoice of my fall.
But I put my trust in your unfailing love,
my heart will rejoice on seeing your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Romans 8:18-25, Luke 13:18-21, Psalm 126:1-6

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 8:18-25, Luke 13:18-21,  Psalm 126:1-6

Romans 8:18-25

24 In hope we already have salvation. But if we saw what we hoped for, there would no longer be hope: how can you hope for what is already seen? 25 So we hope for what we do not see and we will receive it through patient hope.

My Beloved, if we had no hope, we would be poor, sad creatures indeed.  It is hope that makes us joyful, it provides the strength to go on despite all the difficulties we face.  Hope helps us to keep our eye on the goal.  Faith in You gives us hope for Your Word is true.  Faith in Your love and the promise of eternity with You is hope.  With these three Lord, faith, hope and love we are greatly and blissfully happy for we know that in the end we will see you Face to face.

Luke 13:18-21

Beloved, the seed is Your Word planted in me, may it grow and spread so that many may find a place of shelter in me.  You are the yeast mixed in the everyday dough of my life - You enter every aspect of it as the yeast that is mixed in the dough and all that I am is touched by Your divinity.

Thank You.

Psalm 126:6

They went forth weeping,
bearing the seeds for sowing,
they will come home with joyful shouts,
bringing their harvested sheaves.

Psalm 18:40, Psalm 32:8

Daily Meditation:  Psalm 18:40

Psalm 18:40

40 You give me strength for the battle;
you subdue my adver­saries beneath me;

Yes, my Beloved, it is You who strengthens me so I can face the daily battles I have to wage against the world, the flesh and the devil.  I am warring all the time and though I lose the battle against my flesh quite often it is so because I am very weak; but in the end, with Your help, I will win  the war.  You fight beside me and You will help me to subdue my adversaries and crush them because You are faithful and You always keep Your promises.


---- Mine You know that often when you are faced with a battle you put up such a poor resistance against.  You set yourself up to fail, falter and fall.  If you had a more resolute will and if you used it together with the grace that I always supply you would always triumph.


All that You say is true my Lord.  We both know it is true.  I cannot even will to resist temptation without Your help.  Beloved, would You will Your will in me, I am too weak even for this.  Please help me Lord!

Psalm 32:8
 8 I will teach you,
I will show you the way to follow.
I will watch over you and give you counsel.

Thank You my Beloved Lord, You never fail me.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jeremiah 20:9

Daily Meditation:  Jeremiah 20:9

Jeremiah 20:9

Verse 9.....    His Word in my heart becomes like a fire burning deep within my 
                    bones.  I try so hard to hold it in, but I cannot do it.

My Beloved, You are the Word Incarnate made flesh to feed our hunger and strengthen us.  Your Word descends into my heart with the fire of the Holy Spirit and there it burns fiercely within me.  The flames are so great, the fire so strong that I cannot contain its power and grace.  They must burst forth from within me despite my fears and inhibitions.  My desire to obey You and to be Your witness empowers me to spread the fire of Your love in the world.  

This is my mission, to make You known and loved in all the world.  Wherever I am I must carry You within me as a burning fire.  

With Your help and the help of the Spirit I must make known the love of the Father in order that all may glorify Him and praise Him for all that He has accomplished in You for our salvation.

---- Mine, do you love Me?  True love shows itself in action.  The measure of your love can be gauged by your willingness  and ability to work selflessly in My vineyard in order to make Me known and loved in the world.
Beloved, my spirit is willing but my flesh is sinful and weak.  I can do nothing on my own.  I even need You to create the desire and will in me for I am unable to do anything on my own.  Help me Lord!!!.

Romans 8:12-17, Luke 13:10-17, Psalm 68:2, 4, 6-7, 20-21

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 8:12-17, Luke 13:10-17, 
                                    Psalm 68:2, 4, 6-7, 20-21

Romans 8:12-17

Dear sweet gentle Holy Spirit of God the Father and the Son, please help me to put to death the cravings of the flesh, I cannot do it on my own, I am too frail and weak.  Lift me up and place me in the arms of Jesus there may I hide and rest and allow Him to will and work in me through You.

Luke 13:10-17

---- Mine, I set You free from all your spiritual and physical infirmities in order that God may be praised and glorified in you.  Stand tall, shake off the burden of inertia that has kept You bowed down under its weight.  You are healed by my touch, You are strengthened by my Body.  Believe and glorify Me.

Psalm 68:20-21

20 Blessed be the Lord, God our savior, who daily bears our burdens!
21 Ours is a God who saves; our Lord lets us escape from death.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

John 12:24-26

Daily Meditation:  John 12:24-26

 John 12:24-26

24 Truly, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
25 Those who love their life destroy it, and those who despise their life in this world keep it for everlasting life.
26 Whoever wants to serve me, let him follow me and wherever I am, there shall my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

My Beloved, now You speak to me plainly.  I have said over and over again that I am all Yours.  Now You reveal to me that if I truly belong to You, if I am truly Your disciple, it is not a matter of lip service.  I am called to imitate You in the way You love, in the way You gave up Your life in order that I may live.  To be Your disciple must cost me my life in loving service to another.  I must be willing to make a total gift of myself even to the point of death, only then will the love that I claim to possess be effective. 

Today my Beloved everyone carefully guards and nurtures their physical life, all kinds of aids are  used to prolong life.   The world preaches that a life devoid of pain and suffering is the ideal that all should strive for.  The standard for the quality of individual lives is set by the dictates of the world and in the face of intense chronic suffering and pain, in the breaking down of physical and mental ability and debilitating sickness, the world declares that life becomes without meaning or value.  

The world speaks a language that is totally alien to Yours.  You have given us an example of how a disciple must live.  If I wish to serve You Beloved, I must follow the way of the Cross that leads to my passion and the death of self.  My life must be lived in total surrender to You alone, in this will I find life in abundance.  Where You are there I Your servant must be as well.  I must be found among those the world has forgotten.  In serving my neighbor I serve You no matter how small and inconsequential that service might seem, even if it only as small as a smile, a kindly sympathetic look, a gentle word, a tender touch of empathy and sympathy - all is pleasing to You.  In pleasing You I please the Father for He desires that all should love You, honor You and serve You and thus glorify God.

---- Mine if you truly want to love and serve Me, take the time to prepare well in order to make me known and loved by My little ones.

Beloved, with the help of Your Holy Spirit I will.  With Your help, strength and grace I shall strive to do as You Will. 

Exodus 22:20-26, 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10, Matthew 22:34-40, Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51

Daily Mass Readings:  Exodus 22:20-26, 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10,
                                 Matthew 22:34-40, Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51
Exodus 22:20-26

My Beloved, I am called to be aware of the needs of the helpless.  I must not take advantage of their poverty or ignorance nor of their weakness.  Rather, I must uphold their rights and lend them all the help and support that I can.  Anything I do for these little ones Beloved, You will consider  done to You.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10

verse 6......  on receiving the word, you expe­rienced the joy of the Holy Spirit  
verse 8 ...... from you the word of the Lord spread

My Beloved, I have experienced the joy of the Holy Spirit in turn I am called to spread the Word of God - the Good News in order that others too may believe and share the same joy of the Holy Spirit that I have experienced.

Matthew 22:34-40

verse 39.....  You shall love your neighbor as yourself

My Beloved, You  have summed up into two commandments all the 10 commandments given by God to Moses.  If I  obey these two then I would have obeyed them all as well.  Pour out Your Holy Spirit on me O Lord and also on Your Church and the world.  May all of us who know You love as You have loved and as You command us to love, in this way, Your Kingdom will be established on earth and You will rule  over Your people as our God and King forever.

Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress,
my deliverer and my God.
He is the rock in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield, my powerful savior, my stronghold.
I call on the Lord, who is worthy of praise: he saves me from my enemies!
47 The Lord lives! Praised be my rock!
Exalted be my savior God –
 51 “He has given victories to his king;
he has shown his love to his anointed ones,
to David, and to his descendants forever.”

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Romans 8:1-11, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 24:1-6

Daily Mass Readings: Romans 8:1-11, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 24:1-6

Romans 8:1-11

Verse 2....... in Jesus Christ, the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death.

My Beloved, the new law of life and love given to me through Your Holy Spirit now has command of me and I am free from the law of sin and death which long had mastery over me. 

Father, You destroyed sin by sending Jesus who willingly allowed Himself to take on my sin and guilt in order that I might no longer be condemned and enslaved to the flesh.  

Beloved, I have been set free from the clutches of the flesh and its cravings through Your merits and You have filled me with Your life giving grace.  The Holy Spirit now controls my being. 

Beloved, with Your help I can always be pleasing to God.

Psalm 45:11-12, Isaiah 62:4-5

Daily Inspiration: Psalm 45:11-12, Isaiah 62:4-5

Psalm 45:11-12
11 Listen, O daughter, pay attention;
forget your father’s house and your nation,
12 and your beauty will charm the King,
for he is your lord.

Isaiah 62:4-5

No longer will you be named Forsaken;
no longer will your land be called
but you will be called My Delight
and your land Espoused.
For Yahweh delights in you
and will make your land his spouse.

My Beloved Lord, I opened Your Word this morning and my eye alighted on verses 11-12 of Psalm 45.  I read the beautiful words where God is addressing His daughter and exhorting her to listen, to hear, to pay attention.  He is asking her to forget the past and and all the old ties to past sinful relationships and to become aware of the wonderful new thing that He is going to do for her right now.  He goes on to say that the Holy Spirit adorns His daughter and makes her beautiful in the sight of the King.  The word of the Holy Spirit has enabled the daughter to charm the King of Kings Himself for He is the Bridegroom, Lord and Master of the daughter of the Most High God, this daughter whom He has claimed for Himself.

I did not believe that You intended these beautiful verses for me.  They seemed too extravagant for one like myself.  Between us Father, You know and I both know how undeserving I am.  So I opened Your Word again to look for some word of advice You might have for me this day  and lo and behold my eyes rested on Isaiah 62 verses 4 & 5.  Here again You use the most tender of names and You repeat that I am the bride of the Bridegroom.  How can I now doubt Beloved that the Triune God meant all these beautiful promises for me.

Despite the fact that I am a sinner, despite my sinful past and all my weaknesses and frailties, You continue to lavish Your grace on me.  You make me beautiful in Your sight.  I know Beloved that I deserve nothing but You choose to stoop over me, Your choose to forget how grievously I have sinned and wounded You in the past.  It is all forgotten.  You no longer remember, instead You call me, 'Your Delight,' You claim me as Your espoused.  You declare that God is delighted in me.  Your goodness and kindness, Your mercy and compassion have blotted out all my sins and I stand before You robed in my baptismal garment, in my wedding robe washed in Your Blood and restored to virginal purity.  It is You who have done this for me Beloved.  

I am Yours, yielded to You, my life is no longer my own it is Yours to do as You will with it.  I honor and worship You.  My heart is Yours, my adoration is Yours alone mighty God.  Thank You for Your loving kindness and generosity in raising me up.  I deserve none of it.  

Thank You.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Romans 7:18-25, Luke 12:54-59, Psalm 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94

Daily Mass Readings: Romans 7:18-25, Luke 12:54-59,
                                  Psalm 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94

Romans 7:18-25

verse 19...  in my flesh. I can want to do what is right, but I am unable to do it.

My Beloved, I have just been lamenting a little earlier about the difficulty as well as the importance of mastering the desires of the flesh.  How well St. Paul explains it.  I desire with all my heart to do what is pleasing to God but the weakness of my flesh keeps me always in a state of combat with my desire to please You.  Often I fail miserably. Thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit that helps me.

Luke 12:54-59

Beloved, thank You for the wonderful Sacrament of Reconciliation - here You make available to me the grace and strength to begin anew and to overcome my weaknesses.  You  help me to weed them out one weakness at a time  Thank You for Your help in this lifelong struggle and in the end with Your help I will triumph.

Psalm 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94

66 Give me knowledge and good judgment for I trust in your commands.
76 Comfort me then with your unfailing love, as you promised your servant.
77 Let your mercy come to give me life, for your law is my delight.
94 Save me for I am yours, since I seek your statutes.

Mark 16:15

Daily Meditation:  Mark 16:15

Mark 16:15

15 Then he told them, “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.

Beloved, to be a witness, an evangelist, a disciple, is a call to action.  It is not for the fainthearted.  It is a call to love as You do completely and disinterestedly, devoid of self-gratification.  It must be selfless.  The joy of the lover is to desire and seek only the good of the beloved.

To the one who answers Your call to discipleship, You say, "Go out," one has to leave everything behind just as the Apostles did.  Like the Samaritan woman who left her past life behind as she left her water jug at the well of worldly pleasure, so too must we leave all behind and follow You.  There is no turning back or we risk becoming immobile like Lot's wife and we remain ineffective.

The mission field is the entire world and we are asked to step out boldly in Your Name.  The way we live our life must be attractive and pleasing to those who see us.  Our thoughts must be pure, our speech gentle, kind and charitable, our actions loving.  We are called to generosity and love in all that we say and do.

I must be conscious always that I am a daughter of God, sister to the King - I am called to holiness and perfection through grace poured out on me through the Holy Spirit.  From the moment I rise to the time I close y eyes in sleep at night, I am called to preach the Good News in all that I do.  If necessary, I may use words as St. Francis of Assisi advised.

---- Mine, the first thing you need to do is to attain mastery over your flesh.  The three things you have to fight against are the world, the flesh and the devil.  But you must first begin by acquiring mastery over yourself - that is the flesh.  How do you do that?  You do it moment by moment - that is the only way to conquer and curb the cravings of the body.  Remember that the grace of the Holy Spirit is ever present and available so you do not struggle alone.  You can do it moment, by moment by moment.  Once you make it a habit then it becomes much easier to resist the allure of the world and the wiles of the enemy.

Thank You my Beloved.  I know that I am not alone.  You are with me and victory is already mine in You.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Romans 6:19-23, Luke 12:49-53, Psalm 1-4, 6

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 6:19-23, Luke 12:49-53, Psalm 1-4, 6

Romans 6:19-23

verses 19 & 22-23

There was a time when you let your members be slaves of impurity and disorder, walking in the way of sin; convert them now into servants of righteousness, to the point of becoming holy.
22 Now, however, you have been freed from sin and serve God. You are bearing fruit and growing in holiness, and the result will be life everlasting. 23 So on one side is Sin: its reward, death; on the other side is God: he gives us, by grace, life everlasting in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

My Beloved, truer words than these have not been spoken.  Once I walked in the way of unrighteousness and sin but You did not abandon me to evil.  You stayed with me and waited until I was ready to listen and obey.  You are teaching me to desire holiness and to grow in it.  You have freed me from the clutches of sin and the jaws of death.  I crawled back to You in shame and sorrow.  I repented of my sins with bitter tears and You wiped them away and forgave me.  You washed me in the  water that flows from Your side and You fed me with Your Body in the Eucharist.  You have given me life in abundance, joy bubbles within me and spills as it overflows in laughter from my lips.  

Thank You Beloved.

Luke 12:49-53

You did bring the cleansing fire of the Holy Spirt into my life Lord and Your love has burned all the impurity that once lodged there.  You have set me free.  You gladly went to the Cross for me for You saw what it would accomplish - my salvation.  Thank You my Father most loving for giving me Jesus and thank You Beloved for the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Thank You dearest Jesus for revealing to me the astounding love of the Father for me.

Psalm 1: 2-3, & 6
Instead, he finds delight in the law of the Lord
and meditates day and night
on his commandments.
He is like a tree beside a brook
producing its fruit in due season,
its leaves never withering.
Everything he does is a success.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous
but cuts off the way of the wick­ed.

Genesis 21:6, Isaiah 27:2-3

Daily Mediation:  Genesis 21:6, Isaiah 27:2-3

Genesis 21:6

“God has brought me laughter and everyone who hears of this will laugh with me.”
Isaiah 27:2-3
On that day, he will say, “Praise my fruitful vineyard! I, the Lord, am its keeper; I water it every moment. So that no one will harm it, day and night I guard it.”
My Beloved, I asked You to say something nice to me to me and You did. You never disappoint.  You have said something so very beautiful and in saying it, You remind me of what You have done for me and how You have made me joyful.  It is You who has filled my life with laughter and have given me the opportunities and the ability to share it with others.
Who would have thought my Lord after so many heartaches and tears, so many sorrows and losses that I would finally be brought to the place where I now am.   Each day draws me closer to You and to eternity.  From the moment I wake up to the time when I fall asleep at night, my first and last thought is You.  My spiritual progress in this exciting journey with You has not been swift but slow, deliberate, sometimes painful, with many setbacks because I  have stumbled and have fallen often.  But through it all, Your guiding hand has been constant.  You have been  more tender than a father and mother and the best of all friends and lovers.
My heart, my soul, my life exults in You my God and I laugh.  I throw back my head and I laugh with sheer delight and gladness at the marvels You have done in my life.  The laughter Beloved is catching for many laugh with me for You have worked many marvels in their lives as well.  Together, we rejoice in You.
Thank You my Lord and my God, my Beloved and my King.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Romans 6:12-18, Luke 12:39-48, Psalm 124:1-8

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 6:12-18, Luke 12:39-48, Psalm 124:1-8

My Beloved Jesus, I owe You a debt of love that I can never repay.  You gave Your life for me to save me.  You have purchased me Lord with Your Blood and Your Life.  I now give You all of myself, freely, forever, to do with as You will.  Heart, mind, soul, body, I now give over to You forever.  From this moment on my Beloved, You command I obey.  I surrender and yield my whole being including my will to You.  All is Yours Beloved, all is Yours.   Amen.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Acts 1:2-11

Daily Meditation:  Acts 1:2-11

Acts 1:2-11

My Beloved, I am chosen by You, through grace I have responded to Your call to be Your witness.  You have empowered me and You will continue to equip me in order to enable me spread the Good News of our salvation.  God desires all to be saved.  During the celebration of the Holy Mass the priest proclaims that the Father created us in love, in justice He condemned us for our sins but in His infinite mercy He sent You into the world to be the means by which we are saved. 

After Your Resurrection You appeared several times to those who believed and You gave them many signs that it was indeed You and that You were alive.  They had to be absolutely certain in order to preach with total conviction the Good news that all are saved through You.

Beloved, soon the GCCRS will begin.  We will be spending much time in prayer.  We will hear Your Word preached and our faith will increase.  We will be strengthened by the Eucharist and once again You will send Your Holy Spirit down to the Church in the Gulf with great power.  We are part of the New Evangelization that the Church has called us to.  We have heard the clarion call of the Holy Father, Peter's successor, and we will leave the conference as the Apostles left Jerusalem equipped and empowered by Your Holy Spirit to go out and evangelize the world. 

This is an awesome task that You have entrusted to us.  Here I am Lord, I come to do Your will.


---- Mine, do you love Me?

My Beloved, if I did  not love You I would be miserable and there is nothing I dislike more heartily than being miserable.  So  yes my Lord I love You with every part of me.  I love You, adore You, worship You.  You are mine Lord and this poor little sinful nothing is all Yours.

2 Timothy 4:10-17, Luke 10:1-9, Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18

Daily Mass Readings2 Timothy 4:10-17, Luke 10:1-9

My Beloved, those who give their lives to You must expect opposition, heartache, disappointments and betrayals.  We must be happy when we are called suffer in some measure like You.  

I know Beloved that I am never alone for You are always with me. Your right hand and Your holy arm upholds me.  Thank You.  Help me through grace, to be totally available and open to all You wish and will for me.

Luke 10:1-9

Beloved, in this Gospel passage You instruct all whom You send as emissaries and ambassadors how they ought to set out and conduct themselves.  There is much to be done Beloved and few are prepared to hear and respond to Your call. The allure of the world proves too great a temptation for many and the way of the Cross is most unattractive and daunting.  The flesh craves immediate satisfaction. Hearing has become dull and hearts hard.  To those who through grace respond, You will provide all that is necessary.

Here I am my Lord.  I am not much but I am all Yours.  Use me for Your purpose and will.

Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18

Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of Your Kingdom.

1All your works will give you thanks; all your saints, O Lord, will praise you.
11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your power, 12 that all may know of your mighty deeds, your reign and its glorious splendor.
13 Your reign is from age to age; your dominion endures from generation to generation.
The Lord is true to his promises and lets his mercy show in all he does.
17 Righteous is the Lord in all his ways, his mercy shows in all his deeds.
18 He is near those who call on him, who call trustfully upon his name.