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!'
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
"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
"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
"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