Last week, as we entered Lent, Jesus was led to the desert; dry, hot, and barren. This week we are led up the mountain to pray (Luke 9:28-36). Up here we are provided a glimpse of Jesus' divinity. It is dazzling. So much so the disciples did not want to leave. They delayed the descent … Continue reading Listen to Him
"Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?" (24:3) The question can only begin to be answered when we respond confidently, 'I Lord! It is I Lord, who desire to ascend the Hill! I yearn to stand in your holy place!'
"He leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul" (23:2-3) He never wavers as our Shepherd. If turbulence surrounds keep an eye out for the still waters. Find rest by His side in prayer. He will restore your soul.
In three previous posts I went through the acts of faith, hope, and charity in God's Divine Providence. This is one of the key graces we must keep close to our soul at all times as we travel down the road. As much fun as I had preparing those reflections around the prayer, life is … Continue reading Divine Providence-The Essentials
"Upon thee was I cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me thou hast been my God" (22:10). From the moment we are conceived and when we take our own breath He is our God. Much like a baby is placed in its mothers arms right after birth, so we are placed in … Continue reading Psalm 22
Lent awakens a pilgrimage in daily life. We veer from Ordinary Time and begin this journey sealed with ashes on our forehead. The outward sign of our faith. And our humanity; "remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Do not bring too much on the journey. It is best to leave … Continue reading Lent takes the pilgrimage a new direction
"Yeah, thou dost make him [man] most blessed for ever; thou dost make him glad with the joy of thy presence" (21:6). Is it that we are blessed forever because the joy of his presence is always with us? All we have to do, if even for a brief moment, is to take a deep … Continue reading Psalm 21
"May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your plans!" (20:4). When you place your trust fully in the Lord and not in the things of this world you can be assured that He reads your heart and helps you on your pilgrimage.
I love you above all things and know your ways to be true and wise. You have said that we are the 'apple of your eye', your 'face will shine upon us and your peace dwell within us'. I dedicate myself to you. I know I can do all things through Christ and that I … Continue reading Act of Charity in Divine Providence
"The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul" (19:7) The law of the Lord revives the soul. Find solace in the Word of God. Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com