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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Worth Revisiting - We Stand With Your Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay

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We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay! 



(Originally published on June 29, 2015)

May the following words penned more than 50 years ago by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. encourage us during these trying times and our pending exile in a world that has, for the most part, turned its back on the Lord who created them, died for them, yet still offers all of us eternal life:


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"There was pain in Egypt - yet, I say it was heaven.

Mary saw raw, rampant paganism all about her, yet she nursed God at her breast; she had to listen to false gods being called upon, yet she heard the Word of God utter His first human word. And while the sight of pyramids standing out against a setting sun, and the shimmer on the waters of the Nile told her not only that she was in exile, but that her whole people had once been here, yet when she gazed into the starry light in His eyes and knew that it had been kindled from light in her own and that He was the Maker of the stars, Egypt and exile was heaven. It was here she saw Him take His first step, listened to Him laugh in baby glee, felt His tiny hand caress her cheek and tangle in her hair; it was here that she bathed, clothed, fed her Baby who was God; it was here that she tucked God in bed and sang God to sleep; it was here that her whole night and day, her whole being, her whole existence was God who was also her Child.

Eucharistic Reflection - A Prayer Before The Blessed Sacrament by Alphonsus Liguori

A helpful way to begin your time in Adoration:

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 My LORD Jesus Christ, Who because of Your love for men remain night and day in the Blessed Sacrament, full of pity and of love, awaiting, calling and welcoming all who come to visit You, I believe that You are present here on the altar. I adore You, and I thank You for all the graces You have bestowed on me, especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament, for having given me Your most holy Mother Mary to plead for me, and for having called me to visit You in this church.

I now salute Your most loving Heart, and that for three ends: first, in thanksgiving for this great gift; secondly, to make amends to You for all the outrages committed against You in this Sacrament by Your enemies; thirdly, I intend by this visit to adore You in all the places on earth in which You are present in the Blessed Sacrament and in which You are least honored and most abandoned.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday Musings - An Easy Way To Find Time For God Each Day


   

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - Volumes, 1, 2, 3 and 4

   


We are all busy people. There are probably more than a few days when we give God little or no consideration - not because we don’t love Him or don’t have a desire to get closer to Him or to learn more about Him or what He expects of us -but because we are overwhelmed by the responsibilities and trials of our earthly lives. 

Let me ask you a few questions? Have you promised God that you would "fit Him" in that busy schedule of yours, but have not been successful in doing so? Perhaps you have not yet seen the value in making time for spiritual reading in your daily life. Are you among those who have approached spiritual reading as being worse than going to a dentist? Are you at the point in your spiritual life where you sense God prodding you to spend more time each day reading, pondering and reflecting on the truths of your Catholic faith, but you do not know where to begin or how you will find the time to do so? Fret no more. The hard work has been done for you.