Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Isaiah 11:1-10, Luke 10:21-24, Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 1-13, 17

Daily Mass Readings:  Isaiah 11:1-10, Luke 10:21-24, 
                                 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 1-13, 17

Isaiah 11:1-10

My Beloved, the answer to all the questions raised in my meditation this morning are found here in a perfect response by the Prophet Isaiah, who speaks so eloquently about You.  Yes, my Lord, You are the Messiah, the Savior of the world and we await Your coming again when all war, hatred and violence will end and all with stand together side by side to worship and adore You, the Living God.

Luke 10:21-24

My Beloved, indeed we are blessed to be born in the Church You founded and who is our Mother.  Her wisdom, her power and her authority flow from You.  She possesses the fullness of truth - whole and entire making it possible for her children to receive the whole of divine, revealed truth that You both preached and taught Your Apostles and which has been faithfully handed down both in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition so that we too are included when You say in 

verse 24:
Fortunate are you to see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings would have like to see what you see, but did not see it; and  to hear what you hear, but did not hear it."  


John 1:19-34

Daily Meditation:  John 1:19-34

Beloved, if I am asked to testify how I see myself what will I say?  And if questioned further and asked what I believe and why I act and live the way I do what would my response be?  Would I be too intimidated, too afraid to witness to the Truth that is You or would I joyfully welcome the opportunity to speak about You?  How firmly am I rooted in the Truth?  Would I be willing to lay down my life for it as so many have done or would I prefer to cling to life and let go of You out of fear of ridicule or because of my desire for human respect which is fleeting?  Would I be ashamed or afraid to go against the current popular opinion and culture or would I like St. John the Baptist, think nothing of being the lone voice speaking loudly and clearly condemning evil evil where it is found unafraid because to do the will of God was fare more important than being thought well of by the world?

I know the Truth am I prepared to live it, testify to it, proclaim it and even to lay down my life for the Lamb of God who came to take away my sins and the sins of the world?

---- Mine, you have a lot of questions to yourself today what is your response to each of them?  Do you love Me more than anyone or anything in your life?  If you do then be not afraid to witness to Me by the way you live in the world.  be My little light that shines in the midst of the darkness.

Beloved, grant me a full measure of Your Holy Spirit so that I may be filled with His gifts and use them to make You known and loved.  Amen

Monday, November 28, 2011

Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 8:5-11, Psalm 1-9

Daily Mass Readings:  Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 8:5-11, Psalm 1-9

Isaiah 2:1-5

We are once again in another advent since You were first born and came into the world.  In the Liturgy we read the prophecies concerning Your arrival.  The hope of Your people through the ages and we ourselves are filled with longing for Your arrival again as we wait in anticipation for Christmas.  A chosen few then knew of Your impending arrival.  Today we are filled with joy as we recall that God has visited His people.  

May the number of those who rejoice in You keep increasing through the faithful witness of Your people as we wait in joyful anticipation for Your second coming when You will return to rule the world.
Matthew 8:5-11

My Beloved Jesus, although I am not worthy You come to my soul faithfully in every Eucharist and You bless and heal me.  I am Your servant Lord.   I acknowledge Your complete authority over me.  Do with me what You will just remain with me always my Lord.

Daniel 7:15-27, Luke 21:34-36, Daniel 3:82-87

Daily Mass Readings:  Daniel 7:15-27, Luke 21:34-36, Daniel 3:82-87

Daniel 7:15-27

My Beloved, Your Kingdom and rule will come, You will triumph and all nature, and the whole of creation shall accept Your dominion,  Your authority and Your Lordship over all.  Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom and Your glorious rule will have no end.

Luke 21:34-36

My Beloved, because I am precious in Your sight You warn me to be alert and ready always.  Death, You have said comes like a thief in the night and if I am awake, I will not be taken by surprise.

Luke 10:38-42

Daily Meditation Luke 10:38-42

Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. 39 She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord’s feet to listen to his words. 40 Martha, meanwhile, was busy with all the serving and finally she said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the serving?”
41 But the Lord answered, “Mar­tha, Martha, you worry and are troubled about many things, 42 whereas only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her.”

My Beloved, like Martha I can let busyness take over and feel reluctant to just let go of everything and sit quietly at Your feet.  Sometimes, I am in a rush to 'do' like Martha rather than just 'be' like Mary.

Everything has its rightful place but the times of silence alone with You is necessary.  I must find time everyday to retire into the sanctuary within my soul and be silent in Your Holy Presence.  It is here that You speak to me and assure me that time spent with You is choosing the better part.

In silence alone with You I can hear You speak to me assuring me of Your love, tender mercy and compassion.  Without these daily precious moments spent with You, my soul would suffocate as it would become overwhelmed with my many frailties.  My weakness would gain strength and they would overpower me making it impossible me to find the will to fight against them.  Time spent in prayer will not only be pleasing to You because I have chosen the better part, but it will help to strengthen me to be active in the world in service that is pleasing to You.  All I am and have is Yours, do with me as You will.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:33-27, Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19

Daily Mass  Readings:  Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7, 
                                     1 Corinthians 1:3-9,  Mark 13:33-27, 
                                     Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19

Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7

Abba Father, thank You for these beautiful verses that You speak through the lips of the prophet Isaiah.  You are my Father and I am your poor sinful child who You cannot and will  not abandon.  Draw me closer to Yourself and may I never separate myself from You through serious sin.  Keep me beloved Father as the apple of Your eye.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Here again my Life, is a reconfirmation of all You have done for me.  You have given me all I need.  You  have chosen me, You have called me and Your Holy Spirit and love will sustain me until You call me home to be united with You eternally.

Mark 13:33-27

My Beloved Jesus, You want all to be saved and You remind us once again to remain awake alert and watchful.  The world, the flesh and the Devil insidiously crawl upon us and we become weak and prone to giving in to temptation.  We are easily distracted by the baubles offered by the world and the sinful  lives of those whom it deems beautiful and worth emulating.  But true beauty is poles apart from the standards set by the world.  True beauty is the Light and the Life that comes from the indwelling of Your Holy Spirit within us.

Psalm 80:18-19

18 But lay your hand on your instrument, on the son of man whom you make strong for yourself.
19 Then we will never turn away from you; give us life, and we will call on your name.

2 Samuel 22:17,19, 26-27, 28-34, 36-37

Daily Meditation:  2 Samuel 22:17,19, 26-27, 28-34, 36-37

2 Samuel 22:17,19, 26-27, 28-34, 36-37

17 He reached from on high, he took me,
   he drew me out of mighty waters. 
19 They came upon me in the day of my calamity,
   but the Lord was my stay. 
26 With the loyal you show yourself loyal;
   with the blameless you show yourself blameless;
27 with the pure you show yourself pure,
   and with the crooked you show yourself perverse.
28 You deliver a humble people,
   but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.
29 Indeed, you are my lamp, O Lord,
   the Lord lightens my darkness.
30 By you I can crush a troop,
   and by my God I can leap over a wall.
31 This God—his way is perfect;
   the promise of the Lord proves true;
   he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
32 For who is God, but the Lord?
   And who is a rock, except our God?
33 The God who has girded me with strength*
   has opened wide my path.*
34 He made my* feet like the feet of deer,
   and set me secure on the heights.
36 You have given me the shield of your salvation,
   and your help* has made me great.
37 You have made me stride freely,
   and my feet do not slip;

My Beloved, all these verses speak perfectly of our relationship.  You as my God, I as Your little one in need of Your constant protection which You never fail to give me.  I nestle close to You my God and I trust You to keep me safe from all evil.  No snare can entangle me for Your mighty protection is always around me.

My life is Yours now and always.  All that I am and have is what You Yourself have so generously given me - I give You all I have and all of myself.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Isaiah 55:1-2

Daily Meditation:  Isaiah 55:1-2

Isaiah 55:1-2

Come here, all you who are thirsty, come to the water!
All who have no money, come!
Yes, without money and at no cost, buy and drink wine and milk.
Why spend money on what is not food and labor for what does not satisfy?Listen to me, and you will eat well; you will enjoy the richest of fare.

My Beloved, You invite me to come to You bringing with me my thirsts and my hunger.  You promised to quench the dryness of my spirit with living water.  I do not need to have anything in order to respond to Your invitation for You will make everything available at no cost.  Without expecting any remuneration You will give those mature in the Spirit, wine and those who are still infants, milk.  According to our ability to receive You will give us only that which we are able to profit from and grow.

So often we have nothing and we barter ourselves for things that fail to satisfy.  You invite me into a deeper relationship with Yourself, to not just hear but to listen to what You have to say with attention.  This listening followed by obedience in doing all that You ask of me will be rewarded with bountiful and rich food that will bring with it satisfaction, wholeness and peace.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Daniel 7:2-14, Luke 21:29-33, Daniel 3:26-81

Daily Mass Readings:  Daniel 7:2-14, Luke 21:29-33, Daniel 3:26-81

Daniel 7:2-14

My Beloved, as frightening as the world seems today with its cruelties against the weak and the powerless, terrorism,  wickedness, hard hardheartedness, evil and wanton sinfulness, yet we must always remember that the Father has given You dominion, honor and Kingship.  You will prevail for the earth and all in it is under Your dominion and rule.

Luke 21:29-33

My Lord and my God here is another most assuring Scripture Verse, "Heaven and earth shall pass away" but You and Your words are eternal.  How comforting my Lord.

Luke 21:13-15

Daily Meditation: Luke 21:14-15

Luke 21:14-15

14 So keep this in mind: do not worry in advance about what to answer, 15 for I will give you words and wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.

My Beloved, You are truly amazing.  Here I have been sitting and allowing my mind to get absorbed about something and Your words speak right to my need with loving and encouraging assurance. 

I am truly grateful and thankful.  I shall trust You to assist me and to inspire me to speak the words You wish.  Grant that You help me use this opportunity to witness to You and glorify You alone.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 23-28, Luke 21:12-19, Daniel 3:62-67

Daily Mass Readings:  Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 23-28, Luke 21:12-19,
                                 Daniel 3:62-67

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 23-28

27 TEKEL, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting;
May I never be weighed on the scales of divine justice and found wanting.  May Your divine mercy come to my aid and save me my Lord.

Luke 21:12-19

Beloved what You foretold has proved itself true time and time again  through the past 2000 years and will be true until the time You return.  Keep us faithful O Lord and help us to be ever mindful of Your assurance that when we are persecuted, we need not worry in advance about preparing a defense for You will give us words and wisdom  that no opponent will be able to withstand or contradict.

May I never be afraid to witness to You and the Gospel.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Daily Meditation:  Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 
 5 And you shall love Yahweh, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.Engrave on your heart the commandments that I pass on to you today. Repeat them over and over to your children, speak of them when you are at home and when you travel, when you lie down and when you rise. Brand them on your hand as a sign, and keep them always before your eyes. Engrave them on your doorposts and on your city gates.

My Beloved, I am commanded to love You with my entire being because in this alone I am  completely, fulfilled and joyful.  Loving You lights a fire within me and I glow with the warmth of love.  The more I love You, the greater is my capacity to be a blessing to those around me.  I am a better human being for loving You.   I become better aware of who I am when I am fully absorbed in loving You and pleasing You.  A lover can speak of nothing else but the beloved.  This must be true of me.  I must boast of You all the time and to all I meet.

Every thought, every word, every deed must be imbued through and through with my love.  Why?  Because You are God and worthy of all my love.  

Beloved, You know the extent of my love.  I am nothing.  Yet I desire You to ask Your Holy Spirit to descend into this nothing and help me to love You.  I am only a flickering wick and could be put out at any moment that is why I need Your loving hands to remain cupped around my tiny flame of love so that it will not go out.  This You do, because it pleases You that small as I am, all of me is all Yours and You are my own true God now and always.  From this moment on Beloved, may my love be visible in all I say, do and think.  Help me Lord to rise above all that is petty.  I am Your lover and You are mine.  My divine Lover, it does not behoove one like me to be spiteful or petty or resentful.  I want to be a tiny little mirror reflecting You alone my God and my King.


---- Mine, mean what You say.  I cannot abide a divided heart.


My Lord and my God with Your help, I will be as You will me to be.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Daniel 2:31-45, Luke 21:5-11, Daniel 3:57-61

My Beloved, kingdoms and rulers will come and go but Your rule and Your reign is established forever over all the earth and the heavens. Yours is an everlasting Kingdom and You rule with authority, justice, majesty, mercy and love.  You are the Rock and Your glory and power covers the entire universe.  I belong to You  who are the King and I have a share in Your Kingdom which is eternal and everlasting.

Luke 21:5-11

Beloved, nothing in this world is meant to last.  The further the world wishes to distance itself from You the greater will be the calamities that befall it.  You warn those who came to listen to You not to be deceived by the wiles of the enemy.  His days are numbered and he wishes to drag as many as he can to perdition before You come again in glory to judge and rule the world. 
Keep us vigilant my Lord and may we do our part in establishing Your Kingdom here on earth.

Jeremiah 32:27, 38-41

Daily Meditation:  Jeremiah 32:27, 38-41

Jeremiah 32:27, 38-41

27 “I am the Lord, the God of all humankind. Is there anything impossible for me? 28 38 They will be my people and I shall be their God.
39 I will have them think and act in another way, so that they may always fear me for their own good and the good of their children.
40 I will forge an eternal covenant with them by which I shall never cease to do them good and I shall place my fear in their heart so that they may never turn away from me.
41 I shall rejoice in doing them good and I shall plant them securely in this land with all my heart and soul.”

Lord God, Almighty and Eternal God, You are from everlasting to everlasting and You my Beloved remind me that nothing is impossible for You.  You make springs gush forth from the arid souls.  You bring joy in the midst of tears and You love me even when I sin with the same constancy as always.  You say that I belong to You and I know I do.  You are God and You  have taught me to call Your Father my Abba.  You Beloved Jesus are my Spouse, the Holy Spirit is my Paraclete and my Guide who helps me to love, adore, worship, praise and pray as I ought.

Yes, it is Your Holy Spirit that opens my mind so I can understand and grasp eternal truths.  The wonder of it all my Beloved is that Your promises are not for me alone but flow to all my children as well.  Your covenant is a covenant that lasts through generations.

The fear of the Lord, Scripture tells me, is the beginning of wisdom.  I'd rather  die Beloved before deliberately hurting You.  You have deigned to make a covenant of love with me whereby we You have given Yourself to me and I to You and You rejoice in making such a covenant with my unworthy self.  Wow!  I am nothing and yet You rejoice in doing me good.  Thank You for the assurance of planting me beside You always so that where You are I too may be eternally.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20, Luke 21:1-4, Daniel 3:53-26

Daily Mass Readings:  Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20, Luke 21:1-4, Daniel 3:53-26

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20

Beloved, it is You who choose and it it is You who provide for those whom You have chosen.  If  if please You my Lord, call my sons and my daughter to serve You.  They are Your most wonderful gifts to us and we would be honored and privileged to return them back to serve You, honor and worship You.  All we receive we receive through grace.

Beloved, when we partake of only that which it pleases You to give us we will be able to withstand the onslaught of evil that beckons and beguiles without ceasing.

When we dine at Your table Beloved, we image You and are beautiful.  All we receive and possess are Your bountiful and generous gifts to be  used to serve and glorify You.

Luke 21:1-4

All I have is what You have given me, may I never hesitate to return with thankful generosity that which You have so graciously granted me in time and resources both spiritual and temporal. Amen.

Isaiah 30:18-26

Daily Meditation:  Isaiah: 30:18-26

Isaiah: 30:18-26

 18 Yet the Lord waits to give you grace; he rises to show you compassion. 
For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him.
19 O people of Zion, who dwell in Jeru­salem, you will weep no more. 
When you cry, he will listen; when he hears, he will answer.
20 When the Lord has given you the bread of anguish and the water of distress, he, your teacher will hide no longer. 
21 Your own eyes will see him, and your ear will listen to his words behind you: “This is the way, walk in it.”
22 You will see the uncleanliness of your idols and images overlaid with silver and gold. 
You will throw them out like a menstrual cloth.“Away with you then!” you will say to them.
23 He will then give rain for the seed you sow and make the harvest abundant from the crops you grow. 
On that day your cattle will graze in wide pas­tures. 
24 Your beasts of burden will eat silage tossed to them with pitchfork and shovel.
25 For on the day of the great slaughter, when fortresses fall, streams of water will flow on every mountain and lofty hill.
26 The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun seven times greater, like the light of seven days, when God binds up the wounds of his people and heals the bruises inflicted by his blows.

My Beloved, how can I thank You enough for all that You promise me today.  All these verses speak directly of my experience of You these last few weeks.  You waited patiently and expectantly as I strayed away from You.  I was unfaithful but You waited for grace to take hold of me and lead me back.  I have tasted Your sweetness so often that although I allowed weakness to overpower me, yet I knew all the while that I was distancing myself from You.  Grace alone led me to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, grace provided the required strength to realise  how I was willfully and wastefully squandering one of the most precious gifts You have given us, time.  You restored me and I now know that even this was necessary for it  has shown me how weak I really am and how easily I can lose my foothold if I let go of You for You who will not let go of me. 

Through this entire experience You have been present through the uneasiness of my conscience, until I could bear it no longer and I resolved to stop my dithering and value what You have given me.  The time lost is gone irrevocably but with Your help, I can make better use of the time granted and left to me from this moment on. 

Your voice, never silent, was softly and untiringly reminding me that I was deliberately and willfully withdrawing from You.  You made me realize that I was getting caught up and giving myself over to an idol but with Your help I was able to rid myself of it. 

With Your help my Lord, I will serve You as You ought to be served and You will permit me to see and savor the fruit of loving service.

You have torn down the walls of frivolous foolishness and marvelous rivers of grace have swept over my soul and restored me.

I rejoice in Your divine light which is greater than the light of the sun and I thank Mama Mary for keeping a watchful and vigilant eye over her errant daughter.

You have bound my wounds and healed me.  I rejoice as I praise, adore and glorify You my Beloved, my Lord and my God.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17, 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28, Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 23:1-6

Daily Mass Readings:  Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17, 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,
                                    28,  Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 23:1-6

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17

You my Beloved, are the Good Shepherd.  You know Your own and Your own know You.  You feed us on Your Body and You give us Your Blood to drink to strengthen and sustain us in this valley of tears.  You lead us to the heights of union with God and You make us one with the Father and You through Your Holy Spirit.  What more could we ask for my Beloved?

1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28

My Beloved, we would do well to note the whole hearted generosity and love between Your Father and Yourself.  Each wants to outdo the Other in the outpouring of love of One to the Other and I am caught up in this love.  How wonderful it is to be part of this eternal dance of love.

Matthew 25:31-46

My Beloved, may I never forget that it is my privilege to serve.  It is You who must be glorified in my life.  All I do must point to You and must centre around You.  You must be the Alpha and Omega of my life.  Help me never to forget this my own true God.

Psalm 23:1-6

he restores my soul.
He guides me through the right paths
for his name’s sake.

What a beautiful line.  Truly my Beloved You have restored my soul.  You woke me and alerted me to the fact that my feet were about to stray.  You preserved me.  Thank You.

Deuteronomy 31:8

Daily Meditation:  Deuteronomy 31:8

Deuteronomy 31:8

8 The Lord shall go before you. He shall be with you; he shall not leave you or abandon you. Do not fear, then, or be discouraged.”

My Beloved, You assure me in this verse today that You my Lord will walk before me.  I have to plant my footsteps in Your own.  All I need do is make sure I do not lose sight of You.  You promise to stay with me.  You say You will neither leave nor abandon me  Thank You Beloved for this assuring pledge that I need fear nothing for You will always be present to protect me.  

You say, "Do not fear or be be discouraged."  I shall hold on to this promise today.  I shall be neither fearful no discouraged but I shall walk with the assurance of one who belongs to God - with a song and smile on my lips and love and joy in my  heart.  "If God be for me who can be against me?"  Who indeed!


---- Mine, be watchful, be alert, the time for sleeping has past.  This is the last watch before the Son of Man comes, let Me not find you asleep.  Stay awake and remain watchful.  Pray constantly.  Let My Name be heard always on your lips.


My Beloved, thank You for bringing me back to the right path.  I have been slipping lately but You have taken me by the hand and raised me up.  Thank You.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

1 Maccabees 6:1-13, Luke 20:27-40, Psalm 8:2-4, 6, 16, 19

Daily Mass Readings:  1 Maccabees 6:1-13, Luke 20:27-40, 
                                      Psalm 8:2-4, 6, 16, 19

1 Maccabees 6:1-13

Beloved, thank You for reminding me that all our actions have consequences whether good or evil.  Grant me the gift of discernment through Your Holy Spirit so I might live a life that is always pleasing to You.

Luke 20:27-40

Beloved, once again You remind me that those who belong to You are a Resurrection people.  A people of hope.  Death is not the end but only a new beginning, a doorway into eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven where we will all join the angels to love and praise and adore the Triune God and this will be our perfect joy.

John 10:27-28

Daily Meditation:  John 10:27-28

John 10:27-28

27 My sheep hear my voice and I know them; they follow me 28 and I give them eternal life. They shall never perish and no one will ever steal them from me. 

My Beloved, at a time when I needed comforting You  have comforted me with these verses.  There is  much that is intimate, loving and personal in them for me today.  
I am baptized into Your Body, I am grafted on to You, I am a member of Your Church and therefore I belong.  I am included when You say, "My sheep."  I know Your voice.  I recognize it over the din and the cacophony of noises and voices in the world.  You ensure that I do know Your voice for You have spoken to me in Scripture and through the Church.  Your voice is clear, pure and sweet and rises above all the other strident voices and I follow You.  I pray that I follow You all the days of my life for You are my Lord, my God, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Master, my Friend and my beloved Spouse.  Thank You for the sweet consolation that those who belong to You will not perish because no one can steal  us from You. 

This is also a challenge and a warning should anyone dare try steal us from You for Your might protection like a mantle covers all who are Yours.


---- Mine, in my Father's house there are many mansions and there is room for all who have followed Me faithfully while on earth.  Don't let your heart be troubled be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.


My Beloved, You have restored peace, joy and calm to my soul.  Thank You for Your loving assurance to me.  I rejoice in Your love and in the knowledge that I belong to You and therefore I need never be anxious or afraid.  You have won the victory. Alleluia!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59, Luke 19:45-48, 1 Chronicles 29:10-12

Daily Mass Readings:  1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59, Luke 19:45-48, 
                                 1 Chronicles 29:10-12

1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59, 

My Beloved, thank You for opening my eyes to the wiles of the enemy.  Truly, I would rather be with You than anywhere else.  You alone are my true joy and happiness and I love and worship You alone.

Luke 19:45-48

Beloved, my body is Your temple and I have allowed it to become a a place where thieves have congregated.  I have squandered Your precious gift of time and what I have lost can never be restored to me again.  I am truly sorry.  With Your help I shall make better use of this wonderful gift.

Deuteronomy 20:3-4

Daily Meditation:  Deuteronomy 20:3-4

Deuteronomy 20:3-4

“Listen, Israel, today you are to enter into battle against your enemies. Do not let your heart be discouraged, or afraid or troubled, and do not tremble before them, for Yahweh, your God, is with you, to fight in your favor against your enemies and save you.” 

"---- Mine, every day is a battle against the world the flesh and the devil.  He is devious and will try every wile to wean you away from Me.  Be on your guard! Be alert! Stay awake! The road to perdition is slippery and once on it you will find it hard to get your foothold on firm ground again.  
Be consoled by My words to you today.  Take courage and remember that you alone decide with whom your happiness lies.  Choose life.  You have chosen to be Mine don't take your gaze away from the goal."


"My Beloved, I have been playing with fire.  Thank You for alerting me to the danger.  Help me, strengthen me.  It is sweeter to be with You.  I love You."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wisdom 7:22------8:1, Luke 17:20-25, Psalm 119:89-91, 130, 135, 175

Daily Mass Readings:  Wisdom 7:22------8:1, Luke 17:20-25
                                  Psalm 119:89-91, 130, 135, 175

Wisdom 7:22------8:1

What a beautiful hymn to wisdom which is but one attribute of the Triune God.   Grant me wisdom Lord to love You, know You and serve You.

Luke 17:20-25

Beloved, today You remind me that God's Kingdom is here already, it is among us.  Thank You.


Daily Meditation:  Jeremiah 18:6

Jeremiah 18:6

.......As clay in the potter’s hand so are you in my hands.

My Beloved I am Yours to shape and mold as You will.  Make of me whatever pleases You best.  Grant me the grace to yield and surrender every part of my being to You in order that I might lie still and serene as You make me what You desire me to be.

I am nothing but ordinary clay yet under Your hand, You can make of me something beautiful for Yourself.  Grant me patience with myself, the same patience You have with me.  Thank You.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Song of Songs 2:14, 16

Daily Meditation:  Song of Songs 2:14, 16

Song of Songs 2:14, 16

14 O my dove in the rocky cleft,
in the secret places of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice.
Your face – how lovely!
Your voice – how sweet!”
16 My lover is mine and I am his;

My Beloved, here I am hidden in You and as I lie against Your heart I hear the throbbing of Your heart beating with love for me.  You know I am sinful and unworthy of Your love but that does not stop You loving me as magnificently as You do.  You say I am beautiful, You make available to me Your grace, Your strength, Your courage to overcome the many, many weaknesses that are mine.  You will not let me hide my frailties from You but You wish me to face them so You can help me to overcome them with Your help.  I am not alone.  You are with me.  Your right hand holds me.  You look into my eyes and I  know I am loved and that all I need You will provide.  You tell me that I belong to You.  I am Your my Beloved and You are mine.  That is all that matters.


---- Mine, trust Me always.


I will my Lord and my God.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Psalm 62:12-13

Daily Meditation:  Psalm  62:12-13

Psalm 62:12-13

12 God has spoken one word,
and I have heard two things:
that power belongs to God,
13 and yours, O God, is also mercy:
you reward each one according to his deeds.

My God, You have spoken ONE WORD the Eternal Word, "JESUS," My Beloved, Eternal Word of the Living God.

Abba Father, I love You.  Keep me in Your heart.  Place Your arms around me.  With You I am safe from all evil.  Grant that I may be all that You want me to be with the Help of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43

Daily Mass Readings:  Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9, Luke 18:1-8
                                      Psalm 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43

Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9

On the night You were born Beloved all was silent and You the All Powerful,  Almighty Word leaped into the world.  Those who accept You are saved whose who reject You are truly to be pitied.  We have moved from death to life in You and we rejoice for You have brought us out of darkness into Your own marvellous light.  Thank You.

Luke 18:1-8

Beloved, thank You for reminding me that I must pray all the time.  Every breath a prayer, every prayer a blessing of praise and worship rising to Your throne.

Grant O Lord that Your remnant will not shy away from ensuring that You most certainly will find faith when You return in glory. 

Psalm 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43

Sing to him, sing his praise, proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
Glory in his holy name; let those who seek the Lord rejoice.

We will rejoice in You always.

Mark 9:22-24, 27

Daily Meditation:  Mark 8:22-24, 27

Mark 9:22-24, 27

22......... If you can do anything, have pity on us and help us.”
23 Jesus said to him, “Why do you say: ‘If you can?’ All things are possible for one who be­lieves.” 24 Immediately the father of the boy cried out, “I do believe, but help the little faith I have.”  27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him and the boy stood up.

My Beloved how many times since man was created have such pleas risen to the throne of the Almighty and Your response has always been the same, "Why do you doubt o you of little faith?  Don't you know your God yet?  He is love.  My nature is the same as that of My Father and the Holy Spirit   We are Love.  You can always be quite certain that every prayer is heard and answered.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Luke 7:37, 38, 48, 50

Daily Meditation:  Luke 7:37, 38, 48, 50

Luke 7:37, 38, 48, 50

37 And it happened that a woman of this town, who was known as a sinner, heard that he was in the Pharisee’s house. She brought a precious jar of perfume 38 and stood behind him at his feet, weeping. She wet his feet with tears, she dried them with her hair and kissed his feet and poured the perfume on them.
48 Then Jesus said to the wo­man, “Your sins are forgiven.”
50 But Jesus again spoke to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

My Beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever, I thank You for the beautiful words You have given me today.  I came to You carrying in my soul my contrition and sorrow for my many sins.  I poured at Your feet my repentance and the sweet fragrance of Your forgiveness filled my being, the inner sanctuary where You dwell and You spoke these  sweet words of assurance that my sins are forgiven.  My faith which is Your gift to me has saved me. You have asked me to carry Your gift of peace into the world, please help me to do so.  Thank You.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27, Luke 16:9-15, Psalm 145:2-5, 10-11

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27, Luke 16:9-15,
                                 Psalm 145:2-5, 10-11

Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27

Am I prepared to risk my life as Prisca and Aquilas did Beloved?  All these people that St. Paul mentions took their faith and their mission most seriously.  It was what gave their whole life and work in Your vineyard impetus  - to spread the Good News of what the Father had done for us through You.

Luke 16:9-15

Beloved, You promise that if I am faithful, You will trust me with much more in this life where I am called to loving service always.

Romans 12:1-2

Daily Meditation: Romans 12:1-2

Romans 12:1-2

I beg you, dearly beloved, by the mercy of God, to give yourselves as a living and holy sacrifice pleasing to God; that is the kind of worship for you, as sensible people. Don’t let yourselves be shaped by the world where you live, but rather be transformed through the renewal of your mind. You must discern the will of God: what is good, what pleases, what is perfect.

My Beloved, the kind of worship that is pleasing to the Father is the kind that is aware that it is through God's mercy alone that I can do what pleases Him.  I must be alive to Your life within me - a life that is vibrant, awake, alert and aware of what I am called to be in You, as a member of Your Body as one who is grafted on to You.  You who are my Bridegroom, I who am Your Bride for I am a member of Your Church. 

My whole life, in imitation of You, must be one of loving sacrifice.  It must be a life poured out selflessly, seeking only the good of others as this is pleasing to You my Beloved.

I am called to be shaped by Your Word, Your Church, unless I know You intimately, I cannot be renewed in mind, soul and spirit.  I must not let the world dictate terms to me.  What is pleasing to the world is abhorred to You my Lord.  Only through a well formed mind, intellect and conscience, can I seek to discern Your will.  Only in prayer and humility can I implore the Holy Spirit's grace to assist me in knowing and doing all that is good and perfect in Your sight.

---- Mine, there is much about You that is emotional, that remains on the level of feeling only.  There is a softness, a flab, a weakness towards self-indulgence, of closing your mind to what you must do and of giving in to the frivolity of the moment, or just plain laziness.  To desire to do My will and to actively accomplish it are two very different things.   You can desire to please me with all the fervor of your soul, all the sentimentality and emotion you can draw upon, yet it all means zilch if you do not put on your combat boots and gear your will into action to do what I ask of my followers, disciples and friends.

Thank You my Beloved for such plain speaking today.  I can choose to be a mediocre Christian or I can choose to be Your light that shines like a beacon on the hill top.  You have already provided all I need.  It is my turn to use all that You make available to be all that You have called me to be.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Romans 14:7-12, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14

Daily Mass Readings:  Romans 14:7-12, Luke 15:1-10
                                     Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14

Romans 14:7-12

Beloved every verse in this Scripture passage is eloquent.  Whether I live or die all that truly matters is that I belong to You.  No part of me is my own, all is Yours.  I have no business or authority to judge and criticize my brothers and sisters, nor must I be filled with spiritual pride and look down on anyone.  The scales used to measure my love and my deeds will be precise.  Love must always outweigh all.  Love for You first my Beloved and then my love for others.

Luke 15:1-10

 My Beloved, there are some people for whose conversion and return to the fold I have been praying for years, family members, friends and people I have known, but until now my prayers seem unanswered.  Beloved  I too shall rejoice with You if any one of them should return home to You.  If I long for this so greatly  how much more must God who created each individual for an eternal destiny of happiness with You?

Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14

The Lord is my light and my salvation
– whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the rampart of my life;
I will not be afraid.
One thing I ask of the Lord, one thing I seek –
that I may dwell in his house all the days of my life,
to gaze at his jewel and to visit his sanctuary.
13 I hope, I am sure,
 that I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Trust in the Lord, be strong and courageous
        yes, put your hope in the Lord!

My Beloved, Precious Jewel, beautiful beyond belief.  I adore You.

1 Thessalonians 2:1-19

My Beloved, here is a blueprint for all catechists, disciples and all who are called to witness to the faith  - in fact every Christian is called to be like St. Paul in his loving concern for all people.  In imitation of You and because he loves You so much, St. Paul will not spare  himself anything.  No hardship, difficulty, or persecution will prevent him from preaching the Gospel - whether convenient or inconvenient and he makes certain that in doing so he makes no personal demands for himself, all he undertakes is for Your glory alone.

He loves the people whom he teaches, preaches and admonishes as tenderly as a good father who loves his children.  He wants them to be spiritually strong and  steady and firm in their faith when their turn comes to be persecuted for the faith.

How does all this apply to me my Lord in my witness to everyone I encounter each day, beginning with those closest to me? I must be joyful, loving, kind, tender, gentle, firm and I must be able to preach and teach the Truth in all its beauty and grandeur, remembering all the while that it is You alone who must be glorified always.


---- Mine, time is precious don't fritter it away.  Once gone, it is lost forever and you will be held accountable.  Time is a gift given to you in order that you may use it profitably for growing in knowledge in the Truth yourself and for doing your part in establishing My Kingdom on earth.  In the time allotted to you there is much to be accomplished.  It is not enough just to desire to be an effective witness, you have to be prepared.  You have to study, read, meditate and pray.  You have to spend quiet time alone with Me and My Holy Spirit, you must rest on the bosom of the Father with the simplicity of a child.  You have to put aside selfish and self-indulgent desires.  It is not enough to know your weaknesses you have to overcome them and gain mastery over yourself.  Time ---- Mine, time - make better use of it than you have done thus far.


O my Beloved, everything You say is true.  With Your help, Your grace, Your Spirit and the intercession of Mama Mary and the Saints I shall strive to do better.