Wanderlust. A strong desire to travel. Think of your last trip. The excitement of seeing a new place. The very act of traveling itself whether by plane, train, automobile. Watching the miles pass by. In motion. On a mission. Dare I say, on a pilgrimage? Traveling beyond our boundaries taps into a primitive yearning I … Continue reading Wanderlust
"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
"He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights" (18:33) God looks out for us. Protects us. He knows what we need when we need it. He sets us secure. If we know how God calls us we should not be afraid to follow because he gives us strength.
I hope that as I strive to do your will - to reverence, praise, and serve you- that this pleases you. As long as I do this you will guide me, protect me, and provide for me and in the end everything will turn out for my advantage and your greater glory. The concept of … Continue reading Act of Hope in Divine Providence
"Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee" (16:2). He created us in His image and likeness. We are called to praise, reverence, and serve Him with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind. Apart from Him; what is there? Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
"May your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me. O Jesus, I want to live in the present moment, to live as if this were the last day of my life. I want to use every moment scrupulously for the greater glory of God, to use every circumstance for the benefit of my soul. I want … Continue reading Present Moment
We are pilgrims on a journey. There are many paths we can take. Some are well paved, manicured, and have open canopy exposing the wide blue sky. These are consoling moments. We walk freely and easily. The sun's rays fill us with renewed hope and great expectations for what is to come. We have confidence … Continue reading Divine Providence
"The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times" (12:6). A reminder to be not afraid or feel abandoned when hope dampers. Remember God's promises -- mercy, salvation, eternal life. They are pure and refined and unequivocal. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Today's readings included passages from the prophet Jeremiah. Consoling food for thought: "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord; the Lord will be their trust. They are like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It does not feat heat when it comes, its leaves stay green. … Continue reading Restful Waters