Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Acts 17:15-22----18:1, Psalm 148:11-14, John 16:12-15

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

I will ask the Father
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you always. Jn 14:16


Acts 17:15-22----18:1, Psalm 148:11-14, John 16:12-15


Acts 17:15-22----18:1

Dear Love,

When we take our mission of evangelization seriously, the Holy Spirit will enable us to become articulate as we preach and teach, taking what people already know and building up from there. Paul does this masterfully. He saw the altar that had the inscription, "To an Unknown God' and he was able to reveal to them who God is and His purpose in creating us. They had multiple gods and goddesses made of all kind of material which they worshipped and Paul explained to them that God was above His creation, needing nothing, complete in Himself yet He put a longing in every human heart to know Him and in knowing Him to find joy that is not of this world. 

Dear Love, in You we live, we move and we have our being. You are Vine and we are the branches, with You we live apart from You we wither and die. Paul told his listeners about You, how God sent You died to save us all and in the end You will come again to judge the living and the dead. Many believed and those who believed in turn began to preach the Good News. With the help of Your Spirit grant that I may seize every opportunity to speak of You.

Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14

Dear Love,

Not only do You dwell in the praises of Your people, praise is fitting to all who are called by Your Name. All in heaven praise You, all in Purgatory praise You and we who have an eternal destiny with You praise You for You deserve all the glory. No one is exempt from loving God, worshiping Him, and praising Him always and everywhere priest, beggar and king for in the eyes of God we His children are all equal in His sight. 

We each have a responsibility to hand down the faith so this praise continues from generation to generation and when our life's work is complete on earth we shall continue to praise You more perfectly in heaven for then we will behold You in all Your glory, share in it and offer You praise, adoration and worship eternally,

John 16:12-15

Dear Love,

Without the help of the Holy Spirit we are unable to properly grasp what God has accomplished for us in You. We are unable to wrap our minds around the fact that God the Lord of the heavens and the earth desires us to have an intimate relationship with Himself. So through His Spirit He grants us wisdom and knowledge so we may come to know Him better.The Apostles had to wait until Pentecost when the Holy Spirit would descend on them in fullness, but until that time they were weak, confused, and unable to fully understand what You said to them about all that You were sent to do and the final outcome of the great Sacrifice. But You assured them not to worry, in time You would give them the Helper, the Advocate, a Paraclete who would open their minds to know the unknowable, to understand that every prophecy in the Old Testament found its fulfillment in You and that You are the Messiah whom God sent to save us.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Acts 16:22-34, Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8, John 16:5-11

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord;
he will guide you to all truth. Jn 16:7, 13



Acts 16:22-34, Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8, John 16:5-11

Acts 16:22-34

Dear Love,

We see in today's reading the power of praise. Only You can grant us courage in the midst of persecution and suffering. The Cross is the source of our power and our strength. When we lift our eyes on the Cross and see what You endured for our sake, we receive courage to endure any suffering that we may receive because we believe in You.

Paul and Silas were beaten with rods and thrown in prison but instead of wallowing in their pain and self pity they chose to focus on You, on the Father and they received grace to praise God even though they were shackled. Their spirits were free and they testified to their faith by singing hymns and praying. Not only the jailers but the other prisoners were edified and when You sent a powerful earthquake to free them, they reassured the terrified jailer not to kill himself, none of them had escaped even though the prison doors had burst open.

Miracles always follows prayers made in faith. No harm can come to those who are covered by Your protection. The relieved jailer took the prisoners into his own home, washed their wound, and asked to know more about You. After hearing all that Paul and Silas said they believed and asked to be baptized and the entire family was saved.

Dear Love, grant me to have faith, hope, and courage in the midst of adversity and to stand strong and true to my faith. Should I ever be called to face persecution help me be a powerful witness to You and  Your love.

Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8

Dear Love,

At every Eucharistic celebration we give You praise and thanks with our whole being. We are in the company of God and His angels and together we join in giving God all the glory and the honor. We gather as a community of believers to share God's love at the Eucharistic table and we eat the Bread of Angels which nourishes us and enable us live out our faith with confidence. 

You are God who saves. You are true to all Your promises. Every time I call You answer me. Your strengthen me. You lift me up.  You keep my hand firmly in Your own and I shall not fall as long as You are with Me. Thank You for Your loving kindness that endures forever and is unconditional.

John 16:5-11

Dear Love,

You ascended to the Father and true to Your promise You sent us the Advocate, the Helper, who came upon the Apostles and disciples in tongues of fire, not a consuming fire but a purifying fire. A holy fire sets the world ablaze with Truth and gives us courage to face the world.  Your Spirit unites us intimately with You and the Father and we can be sure that although the world hates You because it does not believe You, we who believe will be granted the grace to stay strong and endure to the end.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Acts 16:11-15, Psalm 149:1-6, 9, John 15:26----16:4

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord,
and you also will testify.  Jn 15:26-27



Acts 16:11-15, Psalm 149:1-6, 9, John 15:26----16:4

Acts 16:11-15

Dear Love,

The most important thing to take away from Your Word today is this, above and before all we must allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit; He will lead us to where God desires us to be. We must never neglect prayer for in prayer alone we keep the lines of communication open between us and You. When we are people of prayer God will bring people to us whom He desires to lead to Himself and so it is when we read about Paul encountering the women who had gathered there and one of them is singled out for particular mention, Lydia. She worshiped God, she listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul said. We see clearly that it is God alone who directs us, leads us, guides us, and enables us to listen intently. She had the heart of a disciple and a servant. Her first impulse was to open up her home and offer hospitality to the God's people.  

Grant me the grace Lord to emulate her in her love for You and in her desire to open her heart and her home generously to those in need.


Psalm 149:1-6, 9

Dear Love,

All these days since Easter the psalmist reminds us that we who follow You must be joyful, our hearts full of praise and thanksgiving at what God has done for us. We are called to exult in God's goodness and graciousness in saving us and for giving us a share in Your life.

In good  times and bad, is times of sickness and health, in time of plenty and of famine grant O Lord God that I may always praise You for if I have You then I have all that I shall ever need or want.

John 15:26----16:4

Dear Love,

What You said to Your disciples 2000 years ago is just as relevant today. We who are baptized have been given a mission, a solemn duty, to testify with the help of the Holy Spirit whom You have sent to us from the Father, what You have done for us and how You fulfilled the Father's plan to save us.

You also warned Your disciples that the enemies of Truth will seek their destruction. What You said then has held true through the centuries and to the present age. It would seem that the whole world is consumed with hate for those who preach the Good News. We are forewarned and thus forearmed. You have told us this not to alarm us but to prepare us that there will be times when we will be rejected and when we are, we are not to lose heart. What we must remember always is that You have already won the victory. You have triumphed and Satan is defeated.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17, Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20, 1 Peter 3:15-18, John 14:15-21

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord,
and my Father will love him and we will come to him. Jn 14:23


Acts 8:5-8, 14-17, Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20, 1 Peter 3:15-18, John 14:15-21


Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Dear Love,

It is clear from the Acts of the Apostles, after Your Ascension into heaven that the power You promised to grant them through the Holy Spirit enabled them to do all that You did. Many saw the signs and wonders and came to believe. In comparison to the early Church the Church today seems asleep, at least so many of its members are. There is no fire, there is no zeal that compels us to preach the Good News as the Apostles and the disciples did. We are too concerned about the things of the world while the things of heaven are cast aside and forgotten. There is a distinct lack of joy in our lives because we are so caught up in the things of the flesh that we have forgotten how the spirit can soar and touch God in heaven.  We have become mediocre Christians, closed in upon ourselves, too concerned about our own needs and wants to the exclusion of our neighbor.

Grant us a new Pentecost dear Love, stir our hearts once more with power from on high. We have become too weak, too complacent, we slumber, we are lazy, we need to be woken up for we have become too lethargic and unable to get out of the situation in which we presently find ourselves.

Hear the prayers of those who pray for Your Church and send forth Your Spirit upon us. Wake us up from our sleep with a thunderbolt that rouses us from our stupor. Time is running out we need a fresh anointing. Help us Lord before it is too late.

Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20

Dear Lorc,

I believe that every pray we pray no matter how feeble is heard before the Throne of Grace and is answered.

Rouse us up once more in the power of Your mighty Holy Spirit that we may sing a new song. Filled with joy we will praise the Lord with thanksgiving, and worship. We will recall all that God has done for us from one generation to the next and how He has not forgotten those who are His.

Count me dear Love, among those who are faithful. Wake me up from my sleep. When I look at the earth, the sky, and all of creation I am filled with awe. Thank You for counting me as Your own. Forgive my sins and grant me the help I need to begin anew with confidence that You are always with me.

1 Peter 3:15-18

Dear Love,

We were purchased at too great a price to be lost. Grant O Lord, God, Savior of the world that we who are called by Your Name might be worthy followers. You are the Way, the Truth and the Life grant that we may walk in the path that leads to righteous, that we may live in the light of the Truth that You have revealed and that we who have received Your Life may not lose it through sin.

Keep us kind and gentle with one another. Grant us all the grace we need through the Sacraments that we may avoid sin and have a conscience that does not accuse us.  Thank You dear Love, for putting to death the works of the flesh so we might live in the power of Your Spirit.

John 14:15-21

Dear Love,

You have not left us orphaned but have revealed to us that Your Father is our Father. At the foot of the Cross You entrusted us to Your Mother and her to us. You have poured Your own Holy Spirit into our hearts. You have given us the Sacraments especially the Holy Eucharist where we eat Your flesh and we drink Your blood and we have Your divine life coursing in us.

You have given us the two great commandments and You assure us that when we obey them we do so because we love You and if we love You then the Father will love us and You will love us and will reveal the Father to us.  How wonderful our present life can be when we live it as You desire. Help me dear, dear Love, soul of my soul, to obey Your commandments always so that I may always live in You and You in me so my joy may be complete.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Acts 16:1-10, Psalm 100:1-3, 5, John 15:18-21

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

If then you were raised with Christ,  seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Col. 3:1


Acts 16:1-10, Psalm 100:1-3, 5, John 15:18-21


Acts 16:1-10

Dear Love,

From the Acts of the Apostles we see how the they and the disciples who now followed You obeyed the decisions reached by Peter and the Apostles. We see how from the very outset the Magisterium decided what was lawful and what was not. We also see how each individual Apostle too made decisions according to what he deemed necessary for the good of the community. Here was Timothy, a good man with a Greek father and a Jewish mother who believed in You but he was not circumcised although according to the Jewish culture, since his mother was a Jew he ought to have been. Paul wished to take Timothy with him as he travelled to different places to preach the Gospel and he did not want any unnecessary dissent among the Jewish Christians to question why Timothy was not circumcised according to the Jewish law. 

Guided by the Holy Spirit always they went where He led them, not following their own way but permitting the Holy Spirit to dictate, lead, guide, and inspire them.This is the best way for us to live our daily lives. You have given the Holy Spirit to us as a powerful Helper to lead us to heaven and yet we neglect Him disgracefully and then we complain when we make foolish choices that You did not intervene. 

When we grant the Holy Spirit complete control over our lives we will find that we will be more joyful and fruitful.

Psalm 100:1-3, 5

Dear Love,

All the psalms chosen for the Liturgy in this time between Easter and Pentecost urge us to sing joyfully, to the Lord. When we contemplate all that God has accomplished through You and all that is possible when we allow the Holy Spirit to have full control over our lives we will be so overwhelmed with joy that it will be impossible not sing, shout, dance, and praise God for that He has done and continues to do for us.

We must be so filled with marvel that we cannot but shout the Good News from the rooftops that all may come to believe the truth about God, about His Son,, and about the Holy Spirit. If we allow the Holy Spirit to take full control over us and we are attentive and obedient to His guidance then the whole world would come to know You and the peace that You have given us will become a reality.

Thank You for numbering me as one of Your sheep dear, dear, Lover and most beloved of my soul.


John 15:18-21

Dear Love,

You remind us today in no uncertain terms that the world will hate us. They hated You and we who are Your disciples can expect no less. Why does the world hate You who came only to reveal the love of the Father to us? Why does the world hate with such visceral hatred those who are called by Your Name? What is it about this faith that we believe and we proclaim that infuriates, angers, and is opposed by whole nations? You who are gentle, kind, loving, patient, and came only to show us a better way, a more perfect way to live here on earth so we may receive the joy of eternal life in heaven.

The Enemy hates us because he hates You. He is so envious and jealous of us because he is aware of how much God loves us, the same God that drove him out of heaven and condemned him and the fallen angels to eternal separation from Himself. This is hell. Eternal separation from God and he desires us to be separated from the God of love as well. This is why there is such evil in the world and it keeps spiraling and is almost out of control like a whirling dervish it destroys and lays everything in its path.  

But You have triumphed dear Love. We are in the last days. And we do know the end of the story. The victory that is Yours is ours as well. Alleluia!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Acts 15:22-31, Psalm 57:8-19, 12, John 15:12-17

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

I call you my friends, says the Lord,
for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me. Jn 15:15



Acts 15:22-31, Psalm 57:8-19, 12, John 15:12-17

Acts 15:22-31

Dear Love,

We see from the earliest days how the Church was being formed and how the celebration of the Holy Mass would take its form.

A Council was called with the Apostles and others in authority and together with Peter it was decided what was acceptable and must be followed by all. Even now we see how the Magisterium  takes a decision, guided by the Holy Spirit and considering the sentiments and the sensitivity of all both Jews and Gentiles who had come to believe in You and had begun to follow You laid down the law that they decided must bind all the members in the Church. After the Council the member were given a letter to be delivered to the churches and this was read in the presence of all the Christians in that place. Now in the Holy Mass we have the Liturgy of the Word where the letters of the Apostles are read, all hear their exhortation on how to lead holy, blameless lives pleasing to God. All who hear it are encouraged in their hope, and grow in faith in God and charity towards each other.

Psalm 57:8-19, 12

Dear Love,

If I can make this wonderful claim that my heart is steadfast it is only because the grace You pour upon me strengthens me and keeps me faithful. My soul sings of Your goodness and Your wonderful love for me. You have raised me up. You have cleansed me in the waters of baptism, You feed me with Your Body and Blood and strengthen me and You grant me wisdom through the indwelling of Your Holy Spirit in whom I am confirmed in the Sacrament of Confirmation that I may live out this gift of faith boldly without fear all the days of my life.

Thank You Abba Father for creating me and granting that I be born a Catholic where the fullness of faith  is found.  Thank You for Your unending mercy and love. Grant that I may be faithful to the end and when You come for me grant that I may shelter in You eternally just as You have sheltered me here on earth,

John 15:12-17

Dear Love,

When we make the two great commandments the rule of our life by which all our thoughts, deeds and words are shaped then we are on the road that leads to the Kingdom of God. When we obey the commandments we begin to image You more and more each day, we become Your friends, no longer slaves for we become obedient to the Father in the way that You too are always obedient to the Father. You reveal to us that You and the Father are one and that You do everything and say everything that You have seen the Father do and heard the Father say. You give us nothing that is apart from His will and His desire. In You we will bear fruit that is everlasting and will testify that we have indeed been faithful servants.

May we love as You love. May we serve as You serve. May our lives be lived in perfect humility and obedience and we can be sure that the shadow of  Your love and protection will never be taken away from us.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Acts 15:7-21, Psalm 96:1-3, 10, John 15:9-11

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me. Jn 10:27


Acts 15:7-21, Psalm 96:1-3, 10, John 15:9-11

Acts 15:7-21

Dear Love,

Thank You for establishing Your Church and for giving that Church authority to bind and loose in this conflict in understanding the Word of God, Tradition, and interpretation of Scripture finally rests with the Church, its Magisterium and with Peter. St. Augustine said it best when he said, "Rome has spoken, the case is closed." Had You not given Your authority to the Church we too would have had as many divisions and more as the other Christian denominations. 

There is always room to debate, discuss, consider, and after hearing all sides the final authority rests on those to whom such authority has been given by You. This is why it is necessary to be humble and to be obedient even if we do not quite agree. The Holy Spirit is Your Gift to the Church and He will preserve her from teaching error. It is better to be guided by the Wisdom of the Church which has taught the truth unerringly for 2000 years than to be sucked into the prevalent culture that changes with the seasons.

Thank You dear Love for the Church, for the Pope and for all her members. Thank You that anyone and everyone is welcome and that she excludes no one. All find a home in her.

Psalm 96:1-3, 10

Dear Love,

We who belong to You have been given a new song. We who believe and believing are saved rejoice and sing of the marvels that You have done. The chosen people could not stop marveling about how they were saved from slavery and brought into the promised land and till today they celebrate all the wonders God had done. But to us who believe that You are our Savior, our Redeemer, our Messiah, the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity who was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became Man to us is given a wonderful new song and we proclaim from the rooftops to all the world the marvelous deeds of God who sent His only Son into the world because He loves us. We bow the knee, and we confess to the glory of the Father that You indeed are the Lord of Lord, King of Kings, and our God.

John 15:9-11

Dear Love,

There are no degrees in the Father's love for You and for us. You speak clearly when You reveal to us that You love us just as the Father loves You His well beloved Son. Just as You are beloved of the Father we are beloved to You. God gave the commandments to the chosen people in order to lead them to holiness. In the same way the two great commandments which summarize all the ten are given to us in order that we may remain in Your love and never be separated from You.  True joy is possible in this valley of tears when we remain in You as the branches remain in the vine. With You all things are possible without You we die.

Thank You for choosing me and for making me Your own.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Acts 14:5-8, Psalm 115:1-4, 15-16, John 14:21-26

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

The Holy Spirit will teach you everything
and remind you of all I told you. Jn 14:26


Acts 14:5-8, Psalm 115:1-4, 15-16, John 14:21-26

Acts 14:5-8

Dear Love,

There is nothing so fickle as the adulation of the crowd; one moment they will set you on a pedestal and the very next they can tear you to pieces and stomp on you. A crowd is moved not by reason but by emotions which are as transient as the wind as You Yourself experienced so often during Your public ministry. Paul and Barnabas preached the Good News of our salvation with the power of the Holy Spirit and a crippled, lame man believed. Seeing that he had faith Paul commanded that he stand up straight on his feet and the man did. Immediately the crowd went wild, attributing the power of God, the power of the Holy Spirit to false gods they wanted to worship them as gods as well.  Paul and Barnabas were horrified and rightly so. Very often preachers and teachers forget that all they have received comes from God and all glory must be given to God alone for without You, we can do nothing.

Dear Love, grant that I may never be tempted to bask in the glory that is rightfully Yours and to give You all the honor and praise. Help me to remember that I am the channel that You choose to work through and that without You I am nothing. 

Psalm 115:1-4, 15-16

Dear Love,

The psalmist reminds us that all glory belongs rightfully to God and God alone. It is through Your love, grace, mercy, and compassion that You work in favor of human beings and grant us miracles every day. When we steal what belongs to You then we deny our brothers and sisters the truth about God.

All power, all glory is Yours the heavens cannot contain You and to attribute Your power to idols made of silver and gold by men is blasphemy of the worst kind. May I never forget O Lord that every breath I breathe is a miracle and may I praise You always. Thank You for the many graces and blessing You grant me both material and spiritual and keep me grateful always.

John 14:21-26

Dear Love,

It is the desire of the Father of Love, the God of Love Incarnate, that we love You for in loving You we profess to embrace His plan of salvation, a plan conceived in love for His wayward, sinful, children. In loving You we cannot but love Him who is Love. To have Your commandments means that we receive them and hold them in our heart, cherish and obey them for they were given to us by the God who created us and knows best what will make us truly happy and fulfilled. 

You go on to make some amazing promises dear Love, 

"Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him."

You are true to Your Word, You come to us in every Eucharist and You make our dwelling place in us and since You and the Father are One in the Spirit, we become the sanctuary of the Triune God. And as if all this was not enough, You assure us of another Gift the Holy Spirit,

"The Advocate, the Holy Spirit 
whom the Father will send in my name— 
he will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you."

Thank You for making every provision for us that will ensure us not only abundant life on earth but eternal life and the fullness of joy in heaven.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Acts 6:1-7, Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19, 1 Peter 2:4-9, John 14:1-12

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

I am the way, the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father, except through me. Jn 14:6


Acts 6:1-7, Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19, 1 Peter 2:4-9, John 14:1-12

Acts 6:1-7

Dear Love,

Today we are reminded that human nature is weak and prone to complain and there is only so much we can do alone. We are called to work together, to have a strong community spirit, to listen and to act in accordance with the will of God.

The Apostles recognized that their main ministry was to break the Word of God. The asked the community to select people filled with the Spirit and wisdom and appoint them to take on the task of serving. Of the seven that were chosen one stood out, Stephen, and of him it is written that he was a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit. These qualities are essential in those who have been chosen to serve.

We need to pray for our priests and deacons, and all who serve the Church in one way or another so the faith of all is strengthened and our witness draws many to come to know You, to believe in You and be saved.

Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19

Dear Love,

The psalmist reminds me today that I must praise You always, have a grateful heart and always to be mindful of the many blessings You have poured upon me always. The earth is full of Your goodness and therefore praise of You must be constant. Thank You for Your Word which is trustworthy and which teaches me how to be pleasing to You. Thank You for reminding me that Your gaze is riveted towards me always and that I can always be sure of Your loving kindness. Death does not have the last word for You have won the victory for me. Thank You for the Bread of Life in the Eucharist that nourishes and sustains me. Give me a grateful heart and may I never cease to praise You.

1 Peter 2:4-9

Dear Love,

Peter, our first Pope reminds us today that we who are baptized into Your Body are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises" of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Thank You for seeking me, finding me, and making of me a living stone who together with other living stones are being built into the house of God, where He dwells in fullness. 

To all who believe, to all who hear and answer Your call belong to the household of God. Here we offer to the Father the most pleasing sacrifices as we offer Him the Sacrifice of Calvary that won for us our freedom from slavery to sin which leads to eternal death. 

I believe, dear Love and I pray this day for all who find You a stumbling block or a rock that will make them fall for they refuse to believe that God so loved us that He sent You into the world so we may no longer walk in darkness but in Your own marvelous light. May the whole world come to the knowledge of the Truth for You alone can set us free.

John 14:1-12

Dear Love,

It is impossible to truly know You and not fall passionately in love with You. Who but You can love so tenderly, speak such wonderful words of encouragement, and fill us with confidence and courage. You understand our fears, You know our weaknesses. Mine are legion Love. Yet, You say to me today, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me."  You assure me of a place in Your Father House, Your House where You have prepared a place for me. You also assure me that You will return to take me to Yourself so where You are I too may be. What wonderful hope is mine!

There are many sentences in the Gospel that are really heartbreaking. I believe this is one of them when You responded to Philip's request,"Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us." And You with a grave, sad look said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip?"

We have no excuse not to know You Love. We have 2000 years of salvation history, we have the Church, we have Your Word and we have the Living Tradition that convincingly reveals that You and Your Father are One. You continue to work powerfully in the world and You assure all who believe in You that they will not only do the works that You do but even greater ones because You go the Father and there will intercede for us tirelessly until we too are one with You, the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Acts 13:236-33, Psalm 2:6-11, John 14:1-6

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father except through me. Jn 14:6



Acts 13:236-33, Psalm 2:6-11, John 14:1-6


Acts 13:236-33

Dear Love, 

As St. Paul preaches, it is possible to hear the truth over and over again repeated generation after generation until we know them word perfect but have never understood their meaning even as the prophecies unfold before our very eyes. In this instance, the chosen people especially the scholars and teachers of the Law knew the words but they were not able to recognize its meaning. They did exactly what the prophets and holy men said they would do and yet they were clueless that they were fulfilling the prophecies exactly as they were written as as You Yourself said so often publicly and in private.

Why are we so hard of heart? So deaf, so blind, so indifferent. Why do we refuse to see where the world is heading if we refuse to believe? Lord God, hear the cries of Your remnant, those who worship and adore before Your Face in Adoration Chapels around the world, who pray, fast, and offer sacrifice so that the coming terrors may be withheld by Your unfailing mercy and compassion. Look with pity dear Love and be moved just as God was moved to hear the prayer of Abraham as he pleaded for the lives of the few to be spared.

Thank You!

Psalm 2:6-11

Dear Love,

God our Father has set You above every throne, every dominion, every nation, over every power seen and unseen and so our hearts need not tremble in fear at the impending doom as sin escalates and violence consumes this world that was created in love.

You belong to the Father as we belong to You for this is His will. We are saved because You our Savior. You have won the crown of victory and Satan and his minions are crushed under Your heel.

May we continue to serve You dear Love, with trembling and awe for we know we are undeserving of the unfathomable and eternal, all-consuming love You have for us, for me.

John 14:1-6

Dear Love,

It is good to return to Your feet and to listen to Your voice. I have missed this time together but I know that You have missed it far more than I for I am You little nothing and therefore my capacity for to feel such emotions is infinitesimal. But in my nothingness Beloved, I missed You and I thank You for being so faithful to one as undeserving as myself.

Thank You dear Love for Your words to me in today's Gospel reading. I claim every promise as given to me and to mine, 

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. 
You have faith in God; have faith also in me. 
In my Father's house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way." 
I am the way and the truth and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me."


Dear Love, I desire no other way to the Father except through You. Thank You for granting me access to the Father through Your Sacred Heart.