Monday, August 31, 2009

Job 13:23

What are my faults what are my sins? Make them known to me.

My Beloved, unless I know the areas where I am weak only then can I know what requires correction. Help me through the power of Your Holy Spirit to know my faults, my sins, my weaknesses, to confess them and with the help of Your grace to overcome them.

Matthew 23:27-32

My Beloved, in today's Gospel message it is clear that the truth is always the truth and a lie is always a lie. You are not afraid to tell it like it is . Your love is a true love - not a namby pamby, wishy washy kind of feeling that sometimes passes for love. Thank You for always telling me the truth even when it was hard and thank You for holding me up so I fell softly.

Psalm 139

My Beloved, once again in the psalm You remind me that Your knowledge of me is complete. You care for me. Yours is a protective love and it makes me feel precious in Your sight. Thank You. I know I need never be anxious. Like a child resting in the arms of a loving mother so may I rest in You always.

John 1:48

My Beloved, You always see me just as You saw Nathanael and knew exactly where he was standing. I find such knowledge that You have of me reassuring. You see me always, Your hands are ready to steady me should I stumble, to lead me if I falter, to pick me up should I fall.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sirach 6:37

Meditate on the precepts of the Lord and apply yourself unceasingly to His commandments. He will strengthen your heart and the wisdom you desire will be given to you.


My Beloved, I asked You to give me the wisdom of Your little ones and here is Your response. You are always ready to give good things to Your children if we are prepared to do our part. Help me Lord to meditate on Your Word and to follow Your commandment to love You with my whole being and my neighbour as myself always, then You will strengthen my heart and give me my heart's desire. Thank You.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

John 10:27-30

'My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.’
My Beloved, I hear Your voice and it is the sweetest, gentlest, voice I have ever heard - a voice that beckons and speaks of love and invites me into deeper friendship with the Triune God. A voice that sweetly promises to give me all that is necessary to live my life here on earth joyfully trusting in Your divine providence to supply all my needs both spiritually and materially. Thank You for Your wonderful committment to never let me perish and to always renew me and give me all I need through the frequent use of the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation. Thank You Jesus.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

JOSHUA 1:8-9

Joshua 1:8-9
This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful. I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’
Your Word is spirit and life. It is manna from heaven. May I receive Your Word, may it find a place in my heart. May its roots spread deep into my innermost being. May I be grounded in Your Holy Word. May it be the rule of my life. May I live it, breathe it, speak it, be nourished by it and may its radiance illumine my entire being beginning with my soul. Then I shall tremble not from fear but from love and awe and wonder that You O gracious God love me.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ezekiel 39:25-29

My Beloved, dare I believe what You are saying to me in these verses for us as a family as we prepare to move into our new home?

Therefore, thus says the Lord God: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for my holy name. They shall forget their shame, and all the treachery they have practised against me, when they live securely in their land with no one to make them afraid, when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies’ lands, and through them have displayed my holiness in the sight of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God because I sent them into exile among the nations, and then gathered them into their own land. I will leave none of them behind; and I will never again hide my face from them, when I pour out my spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord God.

What wonderful promises You make and my heart is at peace and rest. I will claim each promise for my family and for the new life we will begin under our own roof. You will reign as our King, our Lord, Our Protector and our Deliverer. Your Holy Spirit will fill each one of us so that our lives may be pleasing to You and our home will be a place of peace and love.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Proverbs 9:5, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51, 53-58

My Beloved, You have so much to say to me in today's Mass readings and Gospel passage. The message is so spectacularly clear. You invite me to the banquet of Your Body and Blood. "Come eat and drink of the bread and wine I have prepared." Why is it so important? The whole purpose of the incarnation was that You would enable me to have all the means necessary to equip me for my life's journey. For you have said, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." You are my sustenance when I eat Your flesh and drink Your blood. If I fail to do so then You say very clearly that not only can I not participate in the Divine life - the life of the Trinity and not only will I die - I will be dead eternally. "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day;" But if I partake of Your Body and Blood then I have life - life that will sustain and strengthen. The very life of God that enables me to meet every challenge. "for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live for ever.’ The life that will enable me to live as St. Paul advises in today's reading. Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Without grace and without the Eucharist I would find it impossible to please God. My life would fall flat. Every fear and anxiety would prey on me, depress me and lead me to despair. But because I am loved and God knows how much I need Him, He made provision for me to eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood in order that I may have life in abundance here on earth and life everlasting with Him in Heaven. Praise the Lord!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

LUKE 8:45, 46-48

Jesus asked, "Who touched me? Someone touched me for I felt power go out of me." Then she openly confessed why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly cured. And Jesus said to her,"Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

My Beloved, You are always aware when I approach to touch You no matter how light the touch whether hesitant or confident You know. You are aware and You are ready to respond to my need. No matter how faltering my faith, even trembling with fear You want me to know that I can identify myself without fear of being rejected by You and You will meet my need over and above my expectations.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Luke 1:28

The angel came to her and said, "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.

From the moment of her conception, Mary had angels jostling each other to come close to her. Fairest flower in all creation on whom her spouse the Holy Spirit lavished every grace so that she was adorned more brilliantly that any creature ever born. She is the fairest daugher of the Most High God whose Presence over shadowed her. She was to be the mother of His Son - born of a woman but conceived by the Holy Spirit. No praise, no honor, no expression of love and devotion can doher justice or be sufficient and that is why saints in every age have tried to outdo each other in recognising and praising the merits won for her by the Triune God.

Beloved, today please help me begin my journey with Your help and that of the Your Holy Spirit to enter into a deeper and more loving relationship with Your mama and mine. Thank You.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Proverbs 15:30, Proverbs 16:1-3, 9

Proverbs 15:13
A kind look delights the heart, good news revives ones strength.

Proverbs 16:1-3
Man's heart makes plans but it is the Lord who answers. Although people are satisfied with all of their deeds the Lord considers the motives. Entrust all you do to God and your plans will be realised.

Proverbs 16:9
Man's heart seeks the right way but it is the Lord who makes his footsteps sure.

Mark 12:37
......Many people came to Him and listened to Him gladly.

Mark 13:11
When they bring you to trial and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say; but say whatever is given you at that time, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.


My Sweet Jesus, You have said so many things to me today. Grant me the grace to ponder on them the whole day. May Your Holy Word feed me, nourish and strengthen me and may I become the Word that I have read and pondered on; in order that I may live it. Amen.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


You yourself are no longer a slave but a son or daughter, and yours is the inheritance by God's grace.
Through faith I am a descendant of Abraham. The promises made by God to him was sealed in the blood of Christ. Through baptism I died in Christ and I rose to newness in life in Him. I am co-heir with Jesus to all that the Father has to give. Freely He has given all to the Son and freely the Son gives His all to me. I am no longer a slave to sin, the flesh, the world and the devil. Rather I am a daughter of the Most High God and I call Him Abba, Dad because in Jesus, I am a child of God and heir to His Kingdom. I walk with my head held high in the freedom of a child of God.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Luke 8:1-3

COMPANIONS: Mary Magdalene with Joanna and Susanna

Luke 8:1-3
Afterward He journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying Him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.
The women who followed Jesus.
For these women to follow You was radical. They were from different sections of society. They were women who were not intimidated. They had encountered You my Lord. They had experienced You unconditional love for them. You touched them and their lives and they were not the same again. They were unafraid of the petty gossip and criticism of being part of Your circle providing for You and Your followers. Working, cleaning and using their own means to do it. They were generous and willing to serve. I want to follow You and I want to be just like them.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Job 10:12

JOB 10:12

In Your goodness You gave me life and watched over my breathing with care.


You made me just as I am, You redeemed me through Your Son, You fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Inspite of all my faults, failings and weaknesses, You see the potential - You see the person I will finally become through grace and I am so utterly special to You that You want me with You eternally. You watch over my breathing not casually, not as a spectator, but with care. In fact You breathe in me each breath I take and this breath gives me life. When my days on earth are over I shall cease to breathe on earth but shall continue breathing Your breath in eternity.

There is an intimacy suggested here between God Almighty and I that simply blows me away. Praise You my God, my Beloved!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mark 9:35-37

He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’ Then He took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in His arms, He said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’


My Beloved, , You take all the values of the world and spin them on their head. The world wants us to push and shove in order to be first. You say, If someone wants to be first let him be last of all and servant of all. Blessed Mother Teresa and St. Francis of Assisi come to mind as wonderful examples of those who followed Your way.

Lord, children in our world today are used, misused and thought of as a nuisance or are over indulged to the point of stupidity lacking discipline and self-control. Your loving arms are around every child and You warn of serious consequences should we fail these little ones. In fact if we reject them, we reject Your Father and if we welcome them we welcome the Father.

Psalm 59:10-11

O my strength, I look up to You, for You O my God are my fortress. My loving God will come to help me.

God walks with us. He sends His angels to accompany us. He feeds us with Himself in order that we may be strong to fight and overcome evil.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

2 Kings 4:27, 30, 38-41

2 Kings 4:27
When she came to the man of God at the mountain, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi approached to push her away. But the man of God said, ‘Let her alone, for she is in bitter distress; the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me.’

2 Kings 4:30
Then the mother of the child said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave without you.’ So he rose up and followed her.

2 Kings 4:38 - 41
When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the company of prophets was sitting before him, he said to his servant, ‘Put the large pot on, and make some stew for the company of prophets.’One of them went out into the field to gather herbs; he found a wild vine and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and cut them up into the pot of stew, not knowing what they were. They served some for the men to eat. But while they were eating the stew, they cried out, ‘O man of God, there is death in the pot!’ They could not eat it. He said, ‘Then bring some flour.’ He threw it into the pot, and said, ‘Serve the people and let them eat.’ And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

My Beloved, everything in these verses speaks of You and our relationship with You. When I come to You I must cling to Your feet and not leave until You answer me. I must be persistent in prayer and tireless in my pleading.

Verses 38-31 is the deadly image of sin that can kill but You O Bread of Life have the power to take away its deadly poison with Your tender mercy, compassion and forgiveness.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Isaiah 27:2

This is what the Lord says, "Praise my fruitful vineyard! I the Lord am its Keeper, I water it every moment so that no one will harm it, day and night I guard it."


Of what shall I be afraid when the Lord God Most High assures me that He is my Keeper, that He waters me all the time with divine grace and that He guards me night and day so no harm will come to me? Thank Your Lord.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Psalm 19:8:16

The law of the Lord is perfect, it gives life to the soul; the word of the Lord is trustworthy; it gives wisdom to the simple.
The law of God commands us to love Him and our neighbor. The Word is Jesus.
The precepts of the Lord are right, they give joy to the heart; the commandment of the Lord are clear, they enlighten the eyes;
The precepts of the Church teach us to be selfless. The entire law is summed up in the two commandments given by Jesus – obey them and you will be pleasing to God and man alike.
The fear of the Lord is pure, it endures forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and altogether just and right.
To fear God is to love Him so completely that one is afraid to do anything that would hurt that friendship.
More precious are they than gold - even pure gold of the highest quality; they are much sweeter than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
What our God ordains and decides is perfect. Accept them in love and humility and one is at peace.
They are light to your servant, keeping them is indeed a great reward.
There is a certain freedom in walking in complete accord with what God wants.
But how can I discern my own errors? Forgive my failings of which I am unaware.
It is easy to deceive oneself into thinking what is wrong is right and v.v.
Help me also keep away from willful sin. Would that I walk blameless, and innocent of transgression.
May my God in His love preserve me from such error. To walk with God with the trust of a child free from grave sin enables me to live in harmony with my God, my neighbor, myself and the universe.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart find favor in your sight, O Lord – my redeemer, my rock.
May all my life praise You and may it be pleasing to You my Rock, my Redeemer, my Sure Foundation, my Beloved.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Psalm 50:15

Call on Me in times of calamity; I will deliver you and you will glorify Me.


My Beloved, when troubles come it is so very easy to take my focus away from You and fix my eyes on the trouble until they loom higher than the mountains and feel just as insurmountable. But when I turn to You and remember that You are the almighty, powerful God who is madly in love with me I am at peace. All I need to do is call on You, tell You my problems and trust You to handle it according to Your wisdom and will. Thank You.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Psalm 84:1-2

How lovely is Your dwelling place O Lord of hosts. My soul yearns, pines for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out for the Living God.


Today my Beloved, I understood what the psalmist meant when he wrote these words. I have had a taste of visiting You face to face in the Adoration Chapel and participated in the Holy Mass these weeks and received You in Holy Communion. Today I was not able to go and I am bereft. When I receive You, my heart becomes Your dwelling place and consuming You I am consumed by You.

Monday, August 3, 2009

John 14:23-28

Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.


My beloved Jesus, it is not enough to give You lip service, but I must live the love I profess for You by being obedient. In keeping the Word, the Father and Son will make my heart a resting/dwelling place for Himself. The Word is the Father's Word sent by Him - the Word has accomplished in perfect humility and obedience, powered love all that the Father desired and now in this new age, the Father sends the Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus to complete and confirm us by teaching, reminding, helping and refreshing us. The Prince of Peace gives us lasting peace, such peace that the world looks in amazement. I will be neither troubled or afraid for I love You my Jesus and I trust You.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

John 12:14-15

Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as it is written: ‘Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!’
Through the eyes of the world this is a ridiculous picture. The powerful of this world travel with an army of security guards. No one can approach them especially not those without any influence. But the ways of God are a paradox. You my Jesus, as old Simeon prophesied, are a sign of contradiction. You are meek and gentle of heart and you promise that the meek will inherit the earth. You vanquished evil through an instrument of shame and torture. When You say, "Do not fear." We can trust You completely and be unafraid.

Teach me to be truly humble Lord. Give me a heart like Yours and Mother Mary's. Amen.

Proverbs 11:25

The warmhearted soul will prosper. He who waters will himself be watered.

"Myra, seek to please Me always. This must be your life's work. I must be at the centre and heart of all that you do only then will you become less self-centered, less concerned about what people say and do to you. If your entire focus is on Me and how to please Me, then you will be neither distracted nor will you waste time agonising about how others treat you. Your joy must be in striving to please Me always.

Look into your heart and you will always find me there as long as you are free from serious sin."

Thank You Jesus.

Matthew 17:20

Truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there”, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.’
Faith when exercised, no matter how small, has within itself the potential to grow, to expand, to deepen. It is like a mustard seed that has within it, small as it is, the potential to grow into a mighty shurb when it is planted. Faith that is strong, that has conviction, that believes that something is possible, then no matter how small that faith is when is put into practice it will grow. Such a faith can only grow deeper, stronger and more vibrant.
"Myra, don't cling to anything or anyone just trust in me."