There is a popular phrase I've seen plastered on t-shirts, bumper stickers and coffee mugs: "all those who wander are not lost". It pays homage to the idea that wanderers with no particular destination are not in fact lost or in need of direction. They are enjoying the beautiful scenery or taking the long way … Continue reading The Wandering Pilgrim is not Lost
On December 08, 2020 the Holy Father declared a year dedicated to St. Joseph. The timing could not be better. Today, a time when crises has beset many facets of our faith and freedom, when what we hold most sacred and dear to us is being threatened, we can hear the voice of Venerable Pope … Continue reading Father. Patron. Guardian.
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"Ask something of Me and I will give it to you" (1 Kgs 3:5). This question God posed to Solomon. It is a question the Lord asks of us every day when we spend time with Him in prayer. Solomon's answer pleased the Lord, "Give thy servant an understanding heart to judge your people and … Continue reading What Will You Ask For?
"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
"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
"Keep me as the apple of thy eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings" (17:8) A profoundly simple request. Yet, since we know these to always be true as long as we remain on the straight and narrow we can meditate on these as affirmations: I am the Apple of God's eye. I … Continue reading Psalm 17
"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
"O Lord, who shall sojourn in thy tent? Who shall dwell on thy holy hill?" (15:1) Is not that holy hill Calvary? The Sacred Heart of He who died there is exemplary such that if we can imitate Him, we too can dwell on that holy hill. Photo by Johannes Rapprich on Pexels.com