Friday, September 4, 2015

Colossians 1:15-20, Psalm 100:1-5, Luke 5:33-39


Colossians 1:15-20,  Psalm 100:1-5, Luke 5:33-39

Colossians 1:15-20

My Beloved, to St. Paul was given the most astounding spiritual insights which he shares in his letters and we too are able to grasp, if dimly, all that the Father has made possible through You His Beloved Son. No one has seen God but having seen You we have seen Him for You are the Image of the Unseen God. Born of God and conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mother You are rightly the First Born of all that is created visible and invisible. All that is, was and shall be is subject to You and to Your good pleasure. All things are held in perfect unity in You. The Church is Your Body of which each of the baptized in You are its members and You its Head.

You came into the world at the will of the Father to reconcile sinful, fallen man to God. You died a death that was ours in order that through Your glorious Resurrection we too will receive new life in You. You are the first of all; in You dwells the fullness of God and through You all is made pleasing to the Father since we are all held in You. Through the shedding of Your most precious Blood on the Cross You established peace between God and man – the same peace that is in heaven is ours. Thank You.

Psalm 100:1-5

My Beloved, we were created to offer God unending praise, thanksgiving and worship for all that He has done for us through You.  We are Your people, the sheep of Your flock; redeemed by Your Blood You have won for God people from every land and nation – people who once lived in darkness now walk in the light of Your Truth and Your love.

Thank You for Your faithfulness every morning and for Your love and goodness at the close of each day. I love You.

Luke 5:33-39

My Beloved, we cling to old ways, old customs, old meaningless traditions, and we refuse to give way to what is new although it is good and of far greater value. Here You warn us against doing things simply because that is the way it was done in the past even if they serve no purpose. You came to show us a new way, a way that leads to freedom, joy, and peace. We are asked to keep in mind just two commandments love of God above and before all else, and next, love of neighbor as ourselves. This is all we need to remember and to practice in order to be pleasing to God.

You came into the world to show us the way to the Father’s house and You gave us Your Holy Spirit to make it possible to get there. You gave us the Sacraments especially Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist to enable us to begin anew no matter how many times we fall and no matter how grievously and then to eat Your Flesh and drink Your Blood so we may have everlasting life.

Thank You my Beloved.

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