Sunday, June 11, 2017

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9, Daniel 3:52-56, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, John 3:16-18



Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Rev 1:8

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9, Daniel 3:52-56, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, John 3:16-18

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9

Dear Love,

We have done nothing to deserve the favor You have shown us. From the moment our first parents sinned and disobeyed God's commandment He sought a way to breach the chasm that was caused by their sin. He chose Abraham and his descendants to be His own people and slowly but surely led them from darkness into His own marvelous light until this day when we have received the fullness of Your Love, forgiveness, pardon and promises of eternity in Your glorious Presence through the ultimate Sacrifice that paid the penalty for our sins. 

Truly our God is a God of mercy, He is gracious and kind, slow to anger and rich in kindness and faithfulness. Thank You Beloved for Your obedience that made a way for us to receive the life of the Trinity.

Daniel 3:52-56

Dear Love,

When we come into Your glorious Presence we will take up the hymn of praise and worship that is being sung in heaven eternally. We are privileged to begin this glorious Liturgy of praise, adoration, and worship while we are still here on earth during the celebration of our Holy Mass, the Eucharistic banquet, to which all the baptized are called. It is not easy for us to truly understand with our limited vision the glory and splendor of heaven. When we do see You Face to Face we will fall on our faces as we sing songs of thanksgiving and praise for all You have done for us and for loving us even when we did not deserve Your love.

Put Your angels in charge of me soul of my soul so despite my many weaknesses they will help me to come at last to that place that You have prepared for me. There I will praise You joyfully for all eternity.

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Dear Love,

God's people are a joyful people because we are people of hope. We are member of Your Body, Your Church and this is why You urge us to turn from sin and to encourage each other to grow in holiness and live in peace. Then we will experience the Your Presence in our midst as we see You in each other. We are called to love one another as You have loved us and to live in the grace that You make available to us through the frequent reception of the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. We are called to live a life in union with You, the Father and the Holy Spirit and this is possible only because we are grafted to You my Lord. 

Never let me sin so grievously that when the Vine is I will be cut off and cast into the fire that never goes out. You know I am weak, I know I am weak, please help me never to be parted from You.

John 3:16-18

Dear Love,

As long as we are in the flesh we will not fully comprehend what God, our Father has done for us in sending You into the world so that we who believe may not perish but have eternal life with Him forever. However, we can, with the help of the Holy Spirit and the Wisdom that He grants those who ask, we can at least dimly, perceive the awesome love of the Father when we meditate on the mysteries of our faith.

We are loved by the Triune God, the Father who created us, You the Son, who has redeemed us and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us and enable us reach our destiny which is the Kingdom of God. All who believe in You will not be condemned for the Father does not desire to condemn anyone but desires that the whole world be saved through You.

If only we took our mission seriously Beloved, we will understand that we have been given charge of ensuring that Your Name is made known and loved as the Son of the God who came into the world to save us, and believing they too will be saved as the Father desire.

Grant O Holy Spirit of God, that I may participate in the saving mission that has been granted to all who believe. Amen.

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