Saturday, October 31, 2009

Psalm 94:18, Luke 14:11

Psalm 94:18
No sooner did I say, "My foot is slipping," Your kindness O God  held me up.

Luke 14:11
Whoever makes himself out to be great will be humbled and whoever humbles himself will be raised.

Humility is a coin of great value and is appreciated greatly in God's Kingdom.  The more we are willing to offer ourselves in humble service to God and to one another, the greater will God be able to move and act in us.  The marks of a follower of Christ are humility and obedience.  Sometimes my Beloved, pride gets in the way and it is hard to bend in submission.  I try Beloved, but You who know all things know that I experience a little resentment.  Help me O my God to be truly humble all the time.  Amen.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Romans 9:1, Psalm 147:13, Luke 14:1-6

Romans 9:1
I tell you sincerely in Christ, and my conscience assures me in the Holy Spirit that I am not lying: I have great sadness and constant anguish for the Jews.

My Beloved, after reading this Scripture verse I realise that I feel the same sadness because some of my own family members are not only far away from You but are quite uninterested in getting any closer.  Thank You for speaking a word of consolation to me in Psalm 147:13 "He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your children within you."  I know that I can trust You to keep Your word my Lord and King.

Luke 14-1-6
My Beloved, the pharisees deliberately set out to trap You on that Sabbath by bringing that man sufffering from dropsy and making sure You saw him.  Their intentions were evil - but it was possible for You to draw good from their evil intentions.  You  healed him.  The pharisees were not prepared to answer Your questions because it would show them up for what they really were.  How often we too are like that.  We wait for people to trip up and fall and then we are ready to criticize.  Forgive me my Lord.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ROMANS 8:31-38, Luke 13:34

Luke 13:34
How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

Romans 8:31-39
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

My Beloved, even before I read these beautiful verses You have spoken to me telling me that I am Yours.  You have spoken to me saying,
"Call Me and I will answer, look for Me and you will find me.  Ask anything for the salvation of your soul and you will receive it for I love you.  I have poured out my life for you in order that you might be saved and find a place with Me now and in eternity.  Nothing can separate you from My love save sin.  Lean your head against My breast, hear my heart beat with love for you.  My pierced heart still pours out streams of grace to empower you and help you to be all that God has called you to be."

Beloved there is something wonderful happening in the Church - give to Your servant Pope Benedict XVI the grace, strength, courage and the continuing vision to see it through supported by the prayers fo Your Holy Church.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ephesians 2:19-22, Psalm 19:1-4, Luke 6:12-13

Ephesians 2:19-22
Now you are no longer strangers or guests, but fellow citizens of the holy people; you are of the household of God.  You are the house whose foundations are the apostles and prophets and whose cornerstone is Christ Jesus.  In Him the whole structure is joined together and arises to be a holy temple in the Lord.  In Him you too are being built to become the spiritual sanctuary of God.

Beloved, sometimes in the human family we are made to feel like strangers and aliens for different reasons.  But in the family of God it is not so.  All can come and sit at the table, all receive grace, all are fed at the banquet of the Lord, all are made to feel at home.  All are loved.  We belong to a family of saints who in imitation of You my God laid down their lives and they are a powerful witness to the truth.  It is through their faithful witness that we know You and we know that You are the firm foundation not only on which the Church is built but of our lives as well.  The Church draws her life from You the one true God Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Psalm 19:1-4
The heavens are telling the glory of God;and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no seech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

My Beloved grant that I may hear and absorb through my senses the beauty and wonder of creation in order that I may praise You with a beter understanding of Your love, wisdom, goodness and power.

Luke 6:12-13
Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer to God.  When day dame, He called His disciples to Him andn chose twelve of them whom He called apostles.

Beloved, whenever You had something really important do You spent the whole night in prayer.  This is an example to me too.  I want to have this union with You that You and with Your Father.  The whole night in complete union with You Father energised You and You came away from Your encounter with Him radiant and powerful.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Romans 8:21, Luke 13-18:21

Romans 8:21
In hope we already have salvation.  But if we saw what we hoped for, there would no longer be hope: How can we hope for what is already seen?  So we hope for what we do not see and we will receive it through patient hope.

My Beloved, although life is often good - loving You and being loved by You - the knowledge of You and increasing that knowledge so that it simply takes my breath away to know how absolutely awesome You are - also the love of family and friends, yet there are times of underlying sadness, there are disappointments, there is hurt, there are difficulties.  But as St. Paul reminds us there is also hope - a great big wonderful hope of the things to come - of eternity, of seeing You face to fare, of knowing You just as we are known by You.

Luke 13:18-21
Jesus continued speaking, "What is the kingdom of God like"  What shall I compare it to?  Imagine a person who has taken a mustard seed and planted in in the garden.  The seed has grown and becomes like a small tree, so that the birds of the air shelter in its branches.  And Jesus said again, "What is the kingdom of God like?  Imagine a woman who has taken yeast and hidden it in three measures of flour until it is all leavened."

Beloved, You planted the seed, a little mustard seed and Your wonderful one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has taken root and grown.  Your Holy Word like the yeast hidden in the flour, has through the course of over 2000 years risen until it has reached the ends of the earth.  Thank You for its growth, its life and its fruit where all can come and nest in its branches and live.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Romans 8:17, Luke 13-15:16

Romans 8:17
If we are children, we are heirs, too.  Ours will be the inheritance of God and we will share it with Christ; for if we now suffer with Him, we will also share glory with Him.

My Beloved, my weaknesses keep me humble and dependant on You. Grant me the wisdom to turn to You for help.  How imperative it is for us to live a life in the Spirit - only then can we rise above the demands of the flesh which leads to spiritual death.

Luke 13:15-16
The Lord replied, "You hypocrites! Everyone of you unties his ox or his donkey on the sabbath and leads it out of the barn to give him water.  And here is a daughter of Abraham whom Satan had bound fo reighteen years.  Should she not be freed from her bond on the sabbath?

My Beloved, You came to liberate us from the bonds of sin and death.  There are those who make a living feeding off the sins and weaknesses of others and these are indignant when You heal and set sinners free.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mark 10:46-52

Mark 10:46-52
 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher,* let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

My Beloved, I thank You for my early childhood and for the good seed planted in my soul by Mother Adelrich and all the good sisters in the convent.  Much of that seed lay buried waiting to spring to life.  For a while, in my last years in school, college and up until the earliest part of my marriage, I allowed myself to become spiritually blind.  But there was always a deep longing for You.  I knew I needed You but I was not ready and willing to give up the things that kept me from embracing You fully until the day when You had enough of my dithering and You woke me up from my deep slumber.  From profound sorrow and anguish springs unfettered joy as Your own passion, death  and glorious resurrection witness to the world.  I came to You like Bartimaeus and cried out to You and wept and You touched and healed me of my blindness.  Like Bartimaeus, I follow You.  I am still on the journey.  There is a lot of baggage that I still need to get rid of, like Bartimaeus who got rid of his cloak because it acted as an impediment to his haste in running to You. 

Today, standing before You together with my guardian angel, my Mama Mary, the Father and the Holy Spirit, I ask that the Holy Spirit may become my Teacher and Guide.  I wish to become sensitive to His direction in order that I may please You in all things. Lord, graciously hear my prayer.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ROMANS 6:22, Luke 12:49

Now, however, you have been freed from sin and serve God.  You are bearing fruit and growing in holiness, and the result will be life everlasting.

The call to conversion is a choice we make for  God.  Once we make it there must be no turning back.  Ofcourse there will be set-backs, we fall, we fail, we are discouraged, it seems hard sometimes.  But with each triumph  big and small, with our gaze firmly fixed on You my Beloved, and following You who have gone before us - with the help of grace that You so readily make available to us in the Sacraments, it is possible to answer the Father's call to be holy and perfect just as He is holy and perfect. 

LUKE 12:49
Jesus said to the disciples, "I have come to bring fire upon the earth and how I wish it were already kindled; but I have a baptism to undergo and what anguish I feel until it is over!

My Beloved, Your baptism of fire in the incarnation, Your passion, death and ressurection and the fire of Your Holy Spirit which sets the world ablaze, purifies us and makes us children of the Father and You our elder Brother.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Luke 12:39-40, 43, 48

Luke 12:39-40, 43, 48
‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’ Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.
From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.
My Beloved, today once again You reinforce the message of being awake, alert and prepared all the time.  I must work out my salvation with fear, trembling and gratitude for all that You make available to me to enable me to life a life that is pleasing to You.  I am born in the fulness of faith.  You make available to me the sacraments which are channels of grace.  You have not hesitated to teach me the hard lessons when You desired my conversion. You have permitted me to taste the joy of being aware of Your great love for me and I have the sweetest of joys in loving You and making You the centre of my being.  Thank You.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Romans 5:18-19, Luke 12:35-38

Romans 5:18-19
Just as the sin of one man brought sentence of death to all men, so, too, one man bore the punishment, and brought pardon and life to all men, and as the disobedience of one only made many sinners, so the obedience of one man allowed a multitude to be just and holy.
My Beloved, if like You this was the rule of my life, prompt, joyful obedience to the will of God, my heart would be glad and at peace all day long.  Doing the will of Your Father was delightful to You because Your love for Him was complete.   It was a total surrender to love.  How unlike You I am.  I am weak wilful, disobedient, sinful, proud, boastful.  Help me my Beloved to become more like You.  Thank You for grace that makes it possible not only to desire holiness but to strive to be holy as well.
Luke 12:35-38
 ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
What a timely reminder You give us today in today's Gospel reading.  I must be ready for Your arrival at any time.  How glad You will be if You see me wide awake and prepared for You. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Romans 4:20-21, Luke 1:73-75

Romans 4:20-21
Abraham did not doubt nor did he distrust the promise of God, and by being strong in faith, he gave glory to God; he was convinced that He who had given the promise had power to fulfil it.
My Beloved, the greater my knowledge of You the better will I be able to understand and grasp all the implications that Your incarnation, passion death and resurrection means for me - for my life and salvation; the better will I be able to walk in the freedom of a child of God.
Luke 1:73-75
The  oath He swore to Abraham, to deliver us from the enemy, that we may serve Him fearlessly as a holy and righteous people all the days of our life.
God has sworn an oath and He can be trusted to keep it.  Fear or anxiety can have no place in the life of one who truly believes that we are children of God.  Only love, the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for each other and for us who are only specks in the universe, can raise us to the dignity of  being called children of God adopted by the Father, redeemed by the Son and sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

ISAIAH 53:11-12, HEBREWS4 :14-16, MARK 10:43-45

ISAIAH 53:11-12
(But the LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity.) If he gives his life as an offering for sin, he shall see his descendants in a long life, and the will of the LORD shall be accomplished through him. Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days; Through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear.

Beloved, You in whom I place my love, my faith, my hope and trust are worthy.  It pleased God to offer You as a living sacrifice in expiation for the sins of the world.  You were crushed with a grief that ought to have been mine.  The will of God was perfected in You in the terrible anguish You suffered. In Isaiah 53:5 we read, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities;  upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed."  Because You became one like us in all things save sin You are not indifferent to all that we in the flesh and spirit must endure of sorrow, sin, pain, humiliation, hunger, want, lonliness.  You know it all and understand. 
We have a great High Priest, Jesus, the Son of God, who has entered heaven.  Let us then hold fast to the faith we profess.  Our High Priest, is not indiferrent to our weaknesses, for He was tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sinning.   Let us then, with confidence approach God, the giver of grace; we will obtain mercy and through His favor, help in due time.
And yet, You are the Eternal Word of God at whose command all things came into being.  What tender love the Father has for us.  Such tender mercy and compassion that He tempered His justice by giving You to us His only Son, eternally begotten from Himself.  You are God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God - and You were offered in expiation for my sins and the sins of the world.  How precious we the redeemed are in the sight of God.
MARK 10:43-45
It shall not be so among you; whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you shall make himself the slave of all.  For the Son of Man has not come to be served but serve and to give His life to redeem many."

To want to grab the first place is alien to the children of God who want to imitate Jesus, the Beloved who came to serve not to be served and to give His life as a ransom for me and the multitude. 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Song of Songs 3:4

Song of Songs 3:4
I found the love of my heart.  I held Him and would not let Him go.


My Beloved, because I hunger and thirst for You, You have permitted me to find You.  You did not hide Yourself from me.  I came looking for You and I found You in personal prayer, in the Holy Scriptures, before the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel.  In the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist and always and forever I find You in my heart.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Isaiah 46:3-4

Isaiah 46:3-4
Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from your birth,  carried from the womb;  even to your old age I am he,  even when you turn grey I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear;  I will carry and will save.

My Beloved, every time You speak to me it is with words that are full of love , compassion and tenderness.  It is beyond my finite capacity to comprehend how it possible for You who are God almighty to love me as You do - a weak, sinful creature.  But the amazing and awe-inspiring truth is that You do.  The Father loved me from eternity and sent You who is His very Self to die for me, to save me, and the Holy Spirit is constantly helping me to be all that You want me to be.  I adore You, worship You and glorify You.  Thank You.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Romans 1:19-20, Psalm 19:1-4, Luke 11:37-38

Romans 1:19-20
Everything that could have been known about God was clear to them: God Himself made it plain. Because His invisible attributes - His everlasting power and divinity - are made visible to reason by means of His works since the creation of the world.

My Beloved, the Son of the Almighty and everliving God, today's Scripture readings and Psalms point out the existence of God and how He, the invisible God, through His everlasting power and divinity, is made visible through His works since the beginning of the world. The Psalmist confirms this knowledge in:

Psalm 19:1-4
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

All of Your work, O most Holy Trinity, from the dawn of creation shouts out to us Your wonder and power and yet we have some who say our works are not important. Yes, we must begin with faith but our works give powerful witness to our faith. As St. James 2:20 rightly points out, "Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith without works is barren?"

Luke 11:37-38
While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not first wash before dinner.

You, the Son of God, the Word of God through whom all things were created - the power of God and the love of God is seated at the table of the pharisee and all he is focused on is that You did now wash before dinner. How often we too miss the larger picture because we are too focused on our own prejudices, our own narrow vision through which we observe and judge wrongly.

Beloved, give me a greater faith and believing, may all that I do be a natural outflow of the faith I have in You my God, in whom I live and whom and have my being. Thank You.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Song of Songs 2:3, 4 & 6

Song of Songs 2:3, 4 & 6
...3 I sought His shade, there I sat. His fruit is sweet to my taste.

...4 His banner over me reads: "Love."

...6 His left hand is under my head; His right arm embraces me.

He created me in love. He created me for love. He created me to love. Is there a greater calling than this. He who is love incarnate desires that in Him, united to Him, one with Him, I too become love incarnate. I say, "Is it possible my Beloved?" You answer, " Yes, it is possible to spend yourself in love and for love."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Psalm 90:14, 17 & Mark 10:29

Psalm 90:14, 17
Fill us at daybreak with Your goodness, that we may be glad all our days. May the sweetness of the Lord be upon us; may He prosper the work of our hands.

My Beloved, I come to You every morning and You fill me with the sweetness of Your Presence. I have the privilege to attend daily Mass. I first visit You in the Adoration chapel and speak with You face to face as Moses did. I celebrate the sacred mysteries of the Holy Mass and I receive You Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity and for a while You make me one with You. I become a living tabernacle. Can anything be better than this on earth which for a while becomes heaven!

Mark 10:29-30
Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.

Beloved, You make wonderful promises to those who are willing to give up present comfort for Your sake. Give me a generous, loving heart.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Malachi 3:32, Psalm 1:6, Luke 11:5-8

Malachi 3:20
The sun of justice will shine upon you who respect His Name and bring health in its rays.
The Lord knows the way of the righteous.
How consoling to know that He sees us as we struggle and He is pleased and He will help and save.
Luke 11:5-8
And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,' and he says in reply from within, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.' I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence.
I asked Lord and I received, I cried out to You as persistently and as loudly as the man who went to his friend's house in the middle of the night to ask for bread. I wept and wailed as I know many did with me that night and You, my Beloved Friend, unlocked the door and gave me all I desired - You restored our Sandy to us. Praise You Lord now and forever.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Luke 11:1-4, Psalm 86:7

Luke 11:1-4
Thank You my Jesus for teaching us to prayer the Lord's Prayer. Each time I pray it I know that You stand behind me with Your hands on my shoulders as our gaze is directed to the Father and the Father is pleased.

Psalm 86:7
I call on You in the time of my trouble and You answer me.

Thank You for the easy access I have to You my God. I call and You answer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jonah 3:1-10, Luke 10:38-42

Jonah 3:1-10
The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: "Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you." So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD'S bidding. Now Nineveh was an enormously large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began his journey through the city, and had gone but a single day's walk announcing, "Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed," when the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth. When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes. Then he had this proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles: "Neither man nor beast, neither cattle nor sheep, shall taste anything; they shall not eat, nor shall they drink water. Man and beast shall be covered with sackcloth and call loudly to God; every man shall turn from his evil way and from the violence he has in hand. Who knows, God may relent and forgive, and withhold his blazing wrath, so that we shall not perish." When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it out.
Beloved, the mission of Jonah is my mission as well and my response to Your Word must be like that of the people of Nineveh.
Luke 10:38-42
As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me." The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."
My Beloved, Martha opened the door of her home and welcomed you in but Mary opened the door of her heart. It was she who responded to the Word. She listened to it, embraced it and she was faithful in living it. She remained close to You - the Living Word. May I welcome You like Martha and may I cling to You like Mary. Mary knew how to love. She knew how to receive it and how to respond to it. She returned love for love.
"Myra, you are mine and precious to Me. You have infinite value in the eyes of my Father - He let me lay down my life as a ransom to save yours."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sirach 26:1-4

Sirach 26:1-4
Happy the husband of a good wife, twice-lengthened are his days;
A worthy wife brings joy to her husband, peaceful and full is his life.
A good wife is a generous gift bestowed upon him who fears the LORD;
Be he rich or poor, his heart is content, and a smile is ever on his face.
My Beloved, You have been so generous with me and my family. I am grateful and I know that I have to make a return even if it is small. I must be a good neighbour like the good samaritan in today's Gospel. Help me Lord to fulfill my obligations as a member of Your Body and as part of the family of God.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hebrews 2:10, Mark 10:14 & 16

Hebrews 2:10
He thought it fitting to make perfect through suffering the initiator of their salvation.
Beloved, I am reminded that it is through sufering that the Father perfected You in Your humanity in order that we may all become children of the Father. Help me to remember when trials and sorrow come my way that I too am being perfected through suffering in order that I amy become more like you my Elder Brother.
Mark 19:14 & 16

"Let the children come to me and don't stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

He took the children in His arms and laying His hands on them, blessed them.
My Beloved, it does not matter that the years are creeping on me and my hair is getting grey. My heart must still be the heart of a child. Trusting, loving, confident that my Father will always care for me. My hand always in His, ready and willing to go where ever He leads me without question.

Help me to make myself small so I can lie in Your arms in quiet contentment and peace. Lay Your hands on me and mine my Beloved and bless us.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Psalm 69:33-34

Psalm 69:33-34

You who seek God, may your hearts be revived. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise those in captivity.


Lord, You have said, "If you seek me, you will find Me, if you seek Me with all your heart." When I am held captive in the power of sin, You do not despise me, You love me even more and long to save me.


"Myra, you are Mine, I love you. You belong to Me and are precious. Nothing can ever separate us - remain in My love."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Unless you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of Man, you will have no life in you. My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Come to me with your troubles and burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart.

The servant is not greater than the Master who came to serve not to be served and who lay down His life as a ransom for many."

Beloved, thank You for reminding me how much I need You. May the Eucharist continue to conform me to Your image and likeness.