Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jonah 3:1-10, Psalm 51:3,4,12,13,18,19, Luke 10:29-32

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  Jonah 3:1-10, Psalm 51:3,4,12,13,18,19, 
                                                         Luke 10:29-32
 Jonah 3:1-10

" ---- Mine, do not be afraid to announce the message of Good news that I have given in you.  In obedience proclaim the truth without watering it down to make it palatable.  It may or may not cost you your friends - be prepared.  If people hear you and are saved you will rejoice with me and be glad.  If you are rejected rejoice even more for you undergo what I did.  I am a God of compassion I came not to destroy but to restore."

Psalm 51:3,4,12,13,18,19

My Beloved I thank You for the beautiful gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation where You accept lovingly and compassionately the repentant sinner.  There You wash us in the Blood and Water that gushed forth from Your pierced side.  You gave us once more the joy of being restored to the family of God.  Take my sorrowful heart Lord and accept my contrite spirit.  Make me clean again. 

Luke 10:29-32

My Beloved, You are the sign for the times.  These are the last days when the Father  has spoken to us through You; revealing His unfathomable love for His  poor, weak, sinful creatures.  Yet many reject You - for the few who do accept You, many many more are indifferent, lethargic, unmoved by the love of God made manifest in You - His Beloved and ours.  We have crucified the Heir in the hope of killing the message of self-denial and suffering that come in the shape of a cross.  Truly greater than Jonah, the greatest love that ever was or ever shall be is here and the world snarls its indifference or is cold blooded in its apathy.  Have mercy Lord, have mercy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19, Matthew 6:7-15

Daily Holy Mass Readings: Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19, 
                                                       Matthew 6:7-15

Isaiah 55:10-11
 10 As the rain and the snow come down
from the heavens and do not return
till they have watered the earth,
making it yield seed for the sower
and food for others to eat,
11 so is my word that goes forth out of my mouth:
it will not return to me idle,
but it shall accomplish my will,
the purpose for which it has been sent.

This is my promise to you today.  All you need for your growth in holiness, I will provide.  Believe in My Word and act accordingly.

 Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19

 My Beloved may I magnify Your Holy Name all the days that are granted to me.  You have been my ever present help and consolation.  You have been my strength in times of sorrow.  You are the cause of my joy.  You have heard me each time I cried out to You and You  have reached down from heaven and held me until my sorrow eased and my burden lightened.  Yes, Beloved, Your gaze is always on me.  Help me in turn to keep my gaze fixed on You always.

Matthew 6:7-15

"---- Mine take comfort from the knowledge that your Father knows what you need even before you ask Him.  This is how You must pray.  Give glory and praise to God Almighty.  Acknowledge His holiness.  You have said that I am the Kingdom of heaven.  This is true, possessing Me, you possess the Kingdom.  Seek only to perfect God's most holy will in your life.  Do that which He commands in His Word and in the Church and you will never put a foot astray.  Pray for a hungry desire to make yourself available to eat the Bread of Life that is your at every Eucharist.  Satisfy your spiritual needs in this heavenly food and every other need will be satisfied.  Ask for forgiveness with a truly repentant and contrite heart, resolving never to offend the good God.  Forgive everyone who has hurt you from the heart, for as you know, only in the measure you forgive will you be forgiven.  Pray earnestly that you will not be tested beyond your ability to endure and that evil remain far away from you.  Let this be your constant prayer."

Monday, February 27, 2012

Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18, Psalm 19:8-10, 15, Matthew 25-31-46

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18, Psalm 19:8-10, 15,
                                                        Matthew 25-31-46

Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18

"Be holy M---- Mine for the Lord your God is holy."

"Beloved, teach me to exercise patience with those who are spiritually deaf and may I never be a stumbling block in the path of those who are spiritually blind.  Teach me to hold my tongue and never speak ill of anyone nor even think ill."

Psalm 19:8-10, 15

Beloved, teach me to walk in the light of Your Word and I shall not stumble.  Your words are life and truth - may they burn bright so I may live always in Your sight thus enabling You to see my flaws and helping me to correct them."

Matthew 25:31-46

These are the works of mercy we are called to do in Lent and all through the year.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Genesis 9:8-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:4-9, Mark 1:12-15

Daily Readings at Holy Mass: Genesis 9:8-15, 1 Peter  3:18-22, 
                                                              Psalm 25:4-9, Mark 1:12-15

Genesis 9:9 & 11

"See ---- Mine, I am making a Covenant with you and your descendants after you.  I will establish My Covenant with you."

1 Peter  3:18-22

My Beloved, the Father has given You dominion over all things in heaven on earth and under the earth.  All things are subject to Your rule and authority and me too Lord.  Command me to do Your will and grant me the grace I need to obey and fulfill Your command.  Take away all fear, all self-consciousness and all timidity. You have given me a spirit of boldness, let me be courageous in every situation.

Psalm 25:4-9

This prayer I make mine this morning my glorious God.  Teach me, guide me, walk with me, hold my hand, fill me, forgive me have compassion for my weaknesses and frailty and strengthen me and lift me.  Give me true humility in order that I may see myself as I am.

Mark 1:12-15

Beloved, angels ministered to You and You minister to me.  As I try to follow in Your footsteps You will help me turn away from the world and all its temporary allurements.  You will strengthen my desire to follow You alone.  As I immerse myself in Your Word, You will increase and strengthen my faith, hope and love.  Thank You.

The Lord Speaks

"---- Mine, what do you wish to have, ask Me anything My Own and it will be yours?"

"Beloved, give me a heart like Your Own to love You, the Father , the Holy Spirit and my neighbor as myself."

"Believe in faith that you have received what you have asked for and more."

"Thank You my Lord and my God!"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Isaiah 58:9-14, Psalm 86:1-6, Luke 5:27-32

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  Isaiah 58:9-14, Psalm 86:1-6, Luke 5:27-32

Isaiah 58:9-15

"---- Mine, when you call I will answer.  You will cry and I will say, "I am here." If you remove from your midst the yoke, the clenched fist and the wicked word,  if you share your food with the hungry and give relief to the oppressed, then your light will rise in the dark. Your night will be like noon.  I will guide you always and give you relief in desert places.  I will strengthen your bones.  I will make you as a watered garden.  Like a spring of water whose waters never fail.  Your ancient ruins will be rebuilt, the age-old foundations will be raised.  You will be called the Breach-mender, and the Restorer of ruined houses. M---  Mine, if you call the sabbath day a day of delight and keep sacred my holy day, you will find delight in me over the heights, you will ride triumphantly and feast joyfully on my inheritance.  My Mouth has spoken."

Thank You for speaking so delightfully to my heart and most of all my Beloved God thank You for loving me.

Luke 5:27-32

My Beloved, like the Apostle Matthew I too keep company with tax collectors like myself but You came to me and called me out of the darkness of sin and wretchedness  into Your own marvellous light and life.  I am truly grateful that You came to call sinners not the righteous.  Thank You Beloved for rescuing me and inviting me to follow You.

Sirach 17:22, Sirach 18:16-22

Daily Meditation:  Sirach 17:22, Sirach 18:16-22

Sirach 17:22,

22 He holds a man’s almsgiving dear as a priceless signet ring; he cherishes a good deed like the apple of his eye.

Sirach 18:16-22

16 Does not dew temper the heat? So, too, a kind word is much better than a gift.
17 The gift is not as valuable as the words which accompany it, but a generous man brings both.
18 The fool intends to please but insults, a grudging man’s gift makes the eyes smart.
19 Find out the facts before you speak; look after yourself before you become ill.
20 Examine yourself before judgment comes and, on the day of God’s visitation, you will be forgiven.
21 Humble yourself before you become ill and show repentance for your sins.
22 Let nothing prevent you from fulfilling your vow on time; do not wait until death to put things in order.

My Beloved, right now I am thinking how it is with me, I always reflect on what I wish to say before I say it in order that my words may not give the slightest offense.  In these verses You confirm how important it is to use kind words.

It is possible to be thrilled by Your Holy Word because it is full of love, beauty, wisdom, compassion and promise.  It gives life and hope.  It increases faith and it assures me of Your divine Presence abiding in me always.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Isaiah 58:1-9, Psalm 51:3-6, 18, 19, Matthew 9:14-15

Daily Meditation:  Isaiah 58:1-9, Psalm 51:3-6, Matthew 9:14-15

 Isaiah 58:1-9

Beloved, there is a fast that displeases You and a fast that does.  A fast that You refuse to acknowledge and a fast that hastens Your coming bringing with You all that we need.  

The kind of fast pleasing to You is one that is sensitive to the needs of those around me, those who are less fortunate than I.  I must meet their needs according to my ability and I must be mindful that these needs can be both temporal and or physical.

Psalm 51:3-6, 18, 19

Beloved it would be useless to  hide my sins from You - You know them all in fact they crucified You.  it was my guilt You bore and my sentence of death that You received.  I will not hide my offenses from You but acknowledge each one of them.  Grant me the opportunity to confess my sins before Your anointed minister so that I may receive Your forgiveness and pardon and enjoy once more the peace that comes from being forgiven.

 Matthew 9:14-15

My Beloved Bridegroom this season of Lent we experience the Bridegroom taken from us and we are bereft and alone, but at each Eucharist You come and fill us with the joy of Your Sacred presence and for a while we return to the bridal chamber.   You permit me to gaze on Your Beauty and You leave me all I need until You come to me again.  Thank You.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 1:1-4, 6, Luke 9:22-25

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 1:1-4, 6, 
                                                          Luke 9:22-25

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

 "---- Mine, what I command of you is clear.  You are free to choose but bear in mind that the consequences of your choices are eternal.  Choose Life, Choose Love, Choose Me!!!"

"My Beloved, I have belonged to You eternally.  My choice always was and always will be You and You alone.  I am all Yours Beloved now and forever."

Psalm 1:1-4, 6

"Grant my Beloved this Lent that I refrain from useless pastimes but find delight in doing all that pleases You.  May I immerse myself in You and Your Word O Lord so that I will be imbued with Your Life and Your Light.  Keep me as close to You as the apple of Your eye."

Luke 9:22-25

22 And he added, “The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the Law, and put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to life.”

Beloved, I wonder if there is anything in this world more painful than rejection, especially the rejection by those one loves.  One can somehow bear it from strangers although that too is painful and humiliating as well, but rejection by loved ones can be like death.  It reminds me of this Scripture verse about You, "He came into His Own and His Own knew Him not." 

23 ---- Mine, if you wish to be a follower of mine, deny yourself and take up your cross each day, and follow me. 24 For if you choose to save your life, you will lose it, and if you lose your life for my sake, you will save it. 25 What does it profit you to gain the whole world while you destroy or damage yourself?

"My Beloved, I want to be Your follower.  I want to walk behind You and put my foot in Your footprints until the end of my life's journey on earth.  As closely as it is possible for me to follow You grant I may follow You so.

John 11:25-26, 27, 28, 32

Daily Meditation:  John 11:25-26, 27, 28, 32

John 11:25-26, 27, 28

 "---- Mine, 25I am the resurrection; whoever believes in me, though he die, shall live. 26 Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

27“Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, He who is coming into the world.”
28 “The Master is here and is calling for you.” 

32 She fell at his feet and said, “Lord!"

 My Beloved, my Lord, my  Resurrection and my Life.  I have need of nothing but You in Your fullness to encompass me and consume me completely.

Joel 2:12-18, 2 Corinthians 5:20--6:2, Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14,17, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  Joel 2:12-18, 2 Corinthians 5:20--6:2, 
                                                        Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14,17, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Joel 2:12-18

My Beloved will  hear and answer me.  He will grant me all my heart's desires for all my heart desires is Him alone and all that pleases Him.

2 Corinthians 5:20--6:2

My Beloved may this Lent 2012 be my favorable time.  The time I find favor with You - may this be my day of salvation.

Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14,17

Beloved, this prayer, this cry for forgiveness, repentance and renewal I make my own during this season of Lent.  Purify me my Lord so that I may always be pleasing to You my God.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

James 4:1-10, Psalm 55:7-11, 23, Mark 9:3--37

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  James 4:1-10, Psalm 55:7-11, 23, 
                                              Mark 9:30-37

James 4:1-10, 

My Beloved, as I stand on the threshold of Lent You have many things to say to me.  Grant me the grace to listen with an open heart and a sensitive spirit in order that I may do all You ask of me.  Teach me to go down on my knees this Lent and beg You to strengthen me so I can overcome my weaknesses which are legion.  be merciful to me Lord a sinner who wishes to please You always.  But I am weak willed my own true God help me!!!

Verse 5
 “The longing of the spirit He sent to dwell in us is a jealous longing?

"---- Mine, why do you moan, lament and wring your hands as if you are alone.  When you ask I give - believe that all you ask in faith has been granted you and act on it.  You have all you need for I am a generous God who withholds no good thing from those who ask in confidence and faith. I love you."

Psalm 55:7-11, 23

My Beloved, thank You for speaking to me so directly and clearly this morning.  I shall come away with You to be alone with You my Beloved.  I shall rest in You and I shall comfort You and in turn, You will comfort and strengthen me.  All my burdens I shall place on You who are my Rock, my Strength and my Deliverer.

Mark 9:30-37

36 Then he took a little child, placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes a child such as this in my name, welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, welcomes not me but the One who sent me.”

My Beloved, help me to welcome all children for Your sake for I want You and the Father to find a welcome in me always.

Proverbs 30:3

Daily Meditation:  Proverbs 30:4

Proverbs 30:4

"---- Mine, who has ascended the heavens and descended?
Who has gathered the winds in His hands?
Who has encircled the waters with His cloak?
Who has established the limits of the earth?  What is His Name or the Name of His Son?  Do you know?"

"Yes I do my Beloved, His Name is Abba Father and the Name of His Son is Jesus Christ, One who saves, the Anointed One, the Only Son of the Living God.  
I am grateful that I am the Father's adopted daughter, co-heir with You who has redeemed and saved me and calls me His little sister, His spouse, His own.  Thank You my Beloved for loving me as You do."

Monday, February 20, 2012

Isaiah 40:27-31, 41:10, 13, 14, 16 17

Daily Meditation:  Isaiah 40:27-31, 
                          Isaiah 41:10, 13, 14, 16 17

Isaiah 40:27-31,                           
Isaiah 41:10, 13, 14, 16 17

"---- Mine,
 27 How can you say,
how can you complain,
that your destiny is hidden from Me,
that your rights are ignored by God?
28 Have you not known, have you not heard
that the Lord is an everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth?
He does not grow tired or weary,
His knowledge is without limit.
29 He gives strength to the enfeebled,
He gives vigor to the wearied.
30 Youth may grow tired and faint,
young men will stumble and fall,
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar as with eagle’s wings;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and never tire.

10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will give you strength, I will bring you help, I will uphold you with the right hand of my justice.
13 For I, the Lord, your God, take hold of your right hand and say to you: “Fear not, I am your assistance.”
14 Fear not,
I am your redeemer, says Yahweh,
the Holy One of Israel, your helper.
16 But you will rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of Israel.
17  I, the Lord, will hear them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake you.

"---- Mine, how can you not believe that I am your ever-present in times of trouble?  How can you doubt My Word that My Holy Spirit is with you and in you.  You are never alone, My love overshadows and protects you.  pay attention ---- Mine to what I say to you this morning and try to comprehend the depths of My love for you. "

"Thank You my Beloved, it does not matter to You that I have sinned, for You know I am human and I will sin, what is important is that I realise I have sinned, acknowledge my faults, beg pardon and make reparation.  I must resolve, with the help You always make available to me through grace, to sin no more.  iIam weak but that does not matter - You my Beloved are strong and all I need to do is to lean on You and make use of Your strength."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Isaiah 43:18-19, 24-25, 2 Corinthians 1:18-22, Psalm 41:2-4

Daily Holy Mass Readings:  Isaiah 43:18-19, 24-25, 
                                                         2 Corinthians 1:18-22, Psalm 41:2-4

Isaiah 43:18-19, 24-25
18 But do not dwell on the past,
or remember the things of old.
19 Look, I am doing a new thing:
now it springs forth.
Do you not see?
I am opening up a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
25 I it is, I am He
who blots out your offenses for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.

My Beloved, here I am all of me belongs to You, all that I have You have given me as generously as only God could.  I have offended You often, help me to do better.   As I prepare myself this Lent, purify me and help me to always keep before my eyes Your goodness and mercy.  Give me a truly grateful heart.

2 Corinthians 1:18-22

May my whole life be one long and sustained, 'yes' to You Lord just as Yours is to me.  'Yes' to all Your plans for me, 'yes' to Your most holy will for my life - Amen.

Psalm 41:2-4
Blessed the one who has regard for the poor;

the Lord delivers him in time of trouble.

The Lord protects him, preserves his life,

and gives him happiness in the land;

he yields him not to the will of his foes.

The Lord helps him when he gets sick,

and heals him of all his ailments.

I have pleaded, “O Lord, have mercy on me;

heal me, in spite of all my iniquity.”

Beloved, help me to remember those less fortunate than I and to give them what I can. Help me not to become immune to the suffering around me simply because there is so much of it that there is a danger of becoming thick skinned and desensitized.

Mark 2:1-12

Beloved just as the friends of the paralytic made an an opening in the thatched roof so they could let the man down into Your Presence, so too did You let Your heart be opened by a lance so that I could be let down into Your heart and there find my home in You.

1 Samuel 17:45 & 47

Daily Meditation:  1 Samuel 17:45 & 47

 1 Samuel 17:45 & 47

You have come against me with sword, spear and javelin, but I come against you with the Lord my God.  The battle belongs to the Lord.

My Beloved, I was anxious, wondering how I could stand up against my own fears, weaknesses and temptations and do battle against the wiles of the enemy, the deceive.    As always, You answered me so beautifully.  Now that I have surrendered my life to You, the battle is Yours.  You will fight for me and with me and with Your help, I will triumph against the enemy.  Thank You!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Psalm 94:19

Daily Meditation:  Psalm 94:19

Psalm 94:19

My Beloved, the experience of the psalmist as expressed in this verse has also been mine, "The more worries and troubles assailed me the more You consoled me."  You are my anchor, my rock, my foothold, You are my peace and my consolation.  You are my joy, You are my fullness and my contentment.  You are my everything, You are my God.

Thank You my Beloved!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Esther 14:14, 19, 15, Esther 15:2-6, 8, 9, 11-14 and Esther 5:3

Daily Meditation:  Esther 14:14, 19, 15, Esther 15:2-6, 8, 9, 11-14 
                          and Esther 5:3

Esther 14:14, 19, 15, 15:2-6, 8, 9, 11-14, & 5:3

" My Beloved, 14 Save us by your hand; help me who am alone and have none but you, O Lord.  19 O God, more powerful than all, hear the voice of those in despair; save us from the evil man’s power, and deliver me from my fear."
 Radiant in appearance after invoking the all-seeing God and Savior, she took her two maids with her, (HUMILITY & OBEDIENCE)  and (SHE) leaned gently on (OBEDIENCE) one of them for support, while the other (HUMILITY)  followed carrying her train. Although her heart was frozen with fear, she looked radiant in her perfect beauty, her face depicting love and joy (FOR HER BELOVED GOD.)

After passing through all the doors, (THROUGH HER SPIRITUAL JOURNEY)  she found herself face to face with the king seated on his throne, awe-inspiring in the full array of his majesty, his robes all covered with gold and precious stones. As he looked up, his face flushed with majestic anger, the queen faltered, turned pale and leaned weakly upon the shoulder of the maid in front of her (OBEDIENCE.)
Then God changed the king’s anger to gentleness. Alarmed, he sprang from his throne, took Esther in his arms until she had recovered and comforted her with soothing words. “What is it, Esther?” he said. “I am your brother. Take heart.
 11 Come, speak to me.” 12 He rais­ed the golden scepter, touched her neck with it, then embraced her saying, “Speak to me.”
13 Esther spoke: “My lord, I saw you like an angel of God, and I trembled with fear before your majesty. 14 For you are admirable, my Lord, and your appearance is awesome although you are full of kindness.” 
 The king asked, “What is it, Queen Esther? Tell me what you wish. Even if it is half of my kingdom, I will give it to you."
"My Beloved, here is Your little less than nothing before Your awesome majesty and grandeur.   Who am I that You should love me as You do even to laying down Your life for me so I may live?  If I am anything Lord, it is because of You.  You array me in grace which You have merited for me.  Thank You."

"---- My own, My sister My bride, love Me, love Me, love Me.  If you love me you will keep my commandments."

PSALM 34:2-7

My Beloved, these verses are an echo of the verses I have just read in my meditation now.  You are truly awesome in goodness, majesty and splendor and in the generosity of Your love for me unworthy thought we both know I am.  I am radiant with joy in You and with You.

James 2:1-9, Psalm 34:2-7, Mark 8:27-33

                                                                               MARK 8:27-33


PSALM 34:2-7

I will bless the Lord all my days;

his praise will be ever on my lips.

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the lowly hear and rejoice.

Oh, let us magnify the Lord,

together let us glorify his name!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me;

from all my fears he delivered me.

They who look to him are radiant with joy,

their faces never clouded with shame.

When the poor cry out, the Lord hears

and saves them from distress.
My Beloved, these verses are an echo of the verses I have just read in my morning meditation.  You are truly awesome in goodness, majesty and splendor and in the generosity of Your love for me unworthy though we both know I am.  I am radiant with joy in You and with You.

 MARK 8:27-33

29 “But you, who do you say I am?”

"My Beloved, You are my God and my Lord, my Master, my Savior, my Redeemer, You are my Breath, my Soul, my Song, my Deliverer.  You are my Heart Beat, You are the throb in my pulse, You are the Ebb and Flow of my life.  Because You are Beloved, I am because I am grafted in You.  If You are taken from me I am nothing but a puff of breath that will be extinguished and forgotten. You are mine and I am Yours and for this my Eternal Joy I am radiant."

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

James 1:19-27, Psalm 15:2-5, Mark 8:22-26

Daily Reading Holy Mass:  James 1:19-27, Psalm 15:2-5, Mark 8:22-26

James 1:19-27

What great advice the Holy Spirit gives me today through the letter of St. James.  Be quick to hear but slow to speak and slow to anger.  A word spoken hastily is irretrievable and the danger it causes can be immense.  May I always welcome You O Eternal Word of God and may You be rooted and planted within the centre of my being.  Grant that i may act on Your Word always, let it rule my life.  Teach me to hold my tongue and let me permit Your Word to prompt my actions.

Psalm 15:2-5

The Psalmist summarises all you say to me today Beloved.

This is want You ask of me

-To walk blamelessly
-Do what is right
-Speak the truth with conviction
-Control my words
-Harm no one
-Don't spread false and  vicious gossip
-Don't despise the sinner
-Show great respect for God's anointed especially His priests and religious
-Stand by your word
-Do not lend money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent.

Mark 8:22-26

Beloved, may my prayers to you for my brothers and sisters in need always be answered just as You answered the people who brought this blind man to You.  They asked You to touch and heal the man,  You responded as generously as only One who is God can.  You did all they asked and more.  You touched him not once but twice and his sight both spiritual and physical were restored.

Psalm 92:14-16

Daily Meditation:  Psalm 92:14-16

Psalm 92:14-16

"---- Mine, planted in My house, you will prosper in the courts of God.  In old age you will bear fruit, you will stay fresh and green to proclaim that I am upright,I am your Rock and that I never fail."

"My Beloved, I do want to live in Your house always.  Thank You Beloved for Your assurance that I will bear fruit for Your glory in the years ahead of me.  That I will always declare who You are and what You are to me.  You have also said to me in Matthew 7:16 that I will be known by the kind of fruit that I produce.  With Your help I shall  bear good fruit always - fruit that will last."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Matthew 5:46-58, Matthew 6:8, Psalm 94:18-19, Mark 8:14-21

Daily Meditation: Matthew 5:46-58, Matthew 6:8

& Holy Mass Readings:  Psalm 94:18-19, Mark 8:14-21

Matthew 5:46-58, Matthew 6:8

 "M--- Mine, 46 if you love those who love you, what is special about that? Do not even tax collectors do as much? 47 And if you are friendly only to your friends, what is so exceptional about that? Do not even the pagans do as much? 48 For your part you shall be righteous and perfect in the way your heavenly Father is righteous and perfect.  
And always remember that Your Father knows what you need, even before you ask Him."

"My Beloved, with the help of Your Holy Spirit and the love of the Father and through Your abiding Presence in me, I will strive to be all that You want me to be."

Psalm 94:18-19

"18 No sooner did I say, “My foot is slip­ping,” your kindness, O Lord, held me up.
19 The more worries and trouble assailed me, the more you consoled me."

My Beloved, this has always been my experience of You.

Mark 8:14-21

Are there times when I exasperate You too my Beloved as the apostles did.  I am sorry when I seem thick headed and obtuse sometimes.  You are God and with You all things are possible.  There is nothing You won't do for us whom You love so much.  You gave up Your life for us. I believe that You will hold back no good thing from those who love You and are committed to loving and serving You always.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Psalm 36:6, 8-10, Psalm 119:67, 71, 76

Daily Inspiration:  Psalm 36:6, 8-10, Psalm 119:67, 71, 76

Psalm 36:6, 8-10, 

"6 My Beloved Your love, O God, reaches the heavens; your faithfulness, to the clouds.
 How precious, O God, is your constant love! Mortals take refuge in the shadow of your wings.  In your house they find rich food and they  drink  from your  spring of de­light.
10 For with you is the fountain of life, in your light we see light."

"---- Mine, in My House, in My Word and in Me, you will find all you will ever need to live a life pleasing to My Father and to Me.  Remain in Me, rest in My Word, come to me and you will be refreshed.  It is I who feed you and lead you into green pastures where you may have your fill.  Where your hunger is fed and your thirsty soul is quenched.  Do not wander from Me for evil waits to lure you into its snare.  Pray always and trust me.  You have no need to be afraid."
Psalm 119:67, 71, 76

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
71 It is good for me to have been afflicted, for I have deeply learned your statutes.
76 Comfort me then with your unfailing love, as you promised your servant.

"Beloved, how true it is that before I was afflicted I was far away from You. In suffering I was brought to my knees and on my knees I found You stooping down from heaven and encircling me and comforting me.  Thank You."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ezekiel 37:26-27, Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 11-1, Psalm 32:1, 2, 5, 11, Mark 1:40-45

Daily Meditation & Lectionary:  Ezekiel 37:26-27, Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46, 
                                           1 Corinthians 10:31, 11-1,
                                           Psalm 32:1, 2, 5, 11, Mark 1:40-45

Ezekiel 37:26-27, 

"---- Mine, I shall establish a covenant of peace with you, an everlasting covenant.  i shall settle you and you will increase and I will put my sanctuary in your midst forever.  I will make my home at your side, I will be your God and you and yours will be my people."

"My Beloved, every morning I come to you at dawn and You delight me with Your most holy Word.  I know Your  Word is true and that You are always faithful to Your promises and my heart is glad.  i will praise You always my Lord."

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46, 

 Sin is an ugly, defacing, stench filled thing my Lord.  Thank You for the remedy to sin - the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

1 Corinthians 10:31, 11-1

Beloved, like St. Paul I too should be able to say confidently, "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ."  Will I ever be able to dare to echo his words? 

Psalm 32:1, 2, 5, 11

Blessed is the one whose sin is forgiven,
whose iniquity is wiped away.
Blessed are those in whom the Lord sees no guilt
and in whose spirit is found no deceit.
 Then I made known to you my sin
and uncovered before you my fault,
saying to myself,
“To the Lord I will now confess my wrong.”
And you, you forgave my sin,
you removed my guilt.
 11 Rejoice in the Lord, and be glad,
you who are upright;
sing and shout for joy,
you who are clean of heart.

These verses describe the experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation so beautifully.  Thank You for this wonderful gift my Beloved.

Mark 1:40-45

Beloved, Your hand is constantly outstretched to touch me in pity and heal me.  thank You my Love, my Life, and  my Joy.