Thursday, February 14, 2013

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

Find moments in your busy day at work to still your soul and be quiet.  Gain mastery over your thoughts. ___________________________________________________________


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

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

My Beloved, God in His infinite wisdom gave us after You, another awesome gift and that is the freedom to choose, our free will.  It is His most ardent desire that in all the choices that lie before us, we always and every time choose Him and His will for us over everything else.

Sometimes in choosing what we know to be right, noble, good, true and beautiful, we have to crush our own selfish, self-centred cravings of the flesh.  It is so much easier to give in and take the easy way by giving into the base without too much of a struggle. It is only as we gain mastery over the things that are passing and as we fix our gaze on the goal which is to encounter You face to face only then can God draw us slowly, surely and irrevocably to Himself and to perfect Love and Joy.  He does it so imperceptibly that we scarcely realize that all we want, all we need, all we hunger and thirst for is You and to please You always becomes our one goal and our greatest desire.  
I love You. Thank You for giving Yourself to completely to me in Your Incarnation, Your Life, Your Passion, Your Death and Your glorious Resurrection and Ascension.  Thank You for the hope I have that You will come and take me to be with You eternally when I close my eyes to this world.  I am heaven bound because of all that You have obtained for me. THANK YOU!!!!!

Psalm 1:1-4, 6

My Beloved, it seems the whole world has become a place where sinners gather and scoffers sit. Beginning with those who are Christians and spiritual leaders, to those in authority with power and influence in governments, in families, in schools, colleges, in organizations of all kinds. It seems that everything good has been crowded out including common sense. All that is base is doing its utmost to bully, batter and choke the truth. Truth by its very nature can never be destroyed, it may be silenced for a while but it is at work even when it is coerced and bullied into submission. The more the enemies of truth suppress it the greater will be its explosion for truth always rises to the surface. God and His laws can never be thwarted and disobeyed too long. A day will come after the long dark night when truth will have its victory because Truth always prevails.

Luke 9:22-25

Suffering is a terribly hard thing to bear my Beloved so we try to avoid it as much as we can.  We duck and hide when it approached and if we have no choice, when it is thrust upon us, we often suffer with a marked lack of courage and submission.  Yet there is no greater teacher than suffering and no better way to suffer than to endure with fortitude, clinging to You all the while and looking to You for help and strength and grace.

My Beloved, You showed us the way to suffer by taking upon Yourself suffering and death.  You tasted it to the last bitter dregs and You showed us that the way to victory, triumph and eternal joy is always through the Cross.

Thank You for this glorious season of Lent given to us by holy Mother Church when we fix our gaze on You and on Your passion and death and we learn from You how to walk the way that leads to eternal salvation.  Thank You my Lord and my God.

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