Saturday, April 26, 2008

I believe

"For the promise to Abraham and his descendants that he should inherit the world was not through the Law, but through the uprightness of faith." (Romans 4: 13)

The promises of God are made independent of the work that is required to keep the Law. We appropriate God's promises through our faith. We know that God has the integrity and power to fulfill His promises. We believe He will keep His word. By making the promises, God is treating us as sons and daughters. By believing, we are acting as sons and daughters.

Abraham believed in God's promises. We believe in the promise of salvation through Jesus. I believe in God's promises on the Enterprise. Because I believe, God is blessing me and treating me as a son.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Son of David

"And when your days are over and you fall asleep with your ancestors, I shall appoint your heir, your own son to succeed you…… Your dynasty and your sovereignty will ever stand firm before me and your throne be forever secure." (2 Samuel 7: 12, 16)

Jesus Christ is the Son of David, the promised Messiah.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Faithful Servant

"The Lord has put his faithful servant in charge of his house-hold." (Luke 12: 42)

Joseph, the husband of Mary is the model of the faithful servant. The Lord put him in charge of His holy family.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cleansing Power of the Sacraments

"Lord, may the sacraments we receive cleanse us of sin and free us from guilt, for our sins bring us sorrow, but your promise of salvation bring us joy…"

The sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Penance cleanse us of sins and free us from guilt.

Our sins bring us sorrow. How true! God's promise of salvation brings us joy.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

"I will put my law within them, I will write it on their hearts; then I shall be their God, and they will be my people." (Jeremiah 31: 33)

It is the Holy Spirit within us that makes us to be God's people. He enables the divine filiation. Without His presence, we are unable to walk in God's ways.

"All you need is the Holy Spirit." - 0595

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Shining Lamp

"John was a lamp lit and shining and for a time you were content to enjoy the light that he gave." (John 5: 35)

Lord Jesus, make me a lamp in your Church. Light me that I may shine for you. Sow your word in my heart. Grant me the grace to expose your word with simplicity and courage.

Today is the feast of St. Anslem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. This is a man who shone for Christ.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

They Forgot

"Lord, remember us for the love you bear your people.

They forgot the God who had saved them, who had done great deeds in Egypt, wondrous deeds in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea." (Psalm 106: 4, 21-2)

It is not that God does not perform wondrous deeds in our lives. We either do not make effort to remember or just choose to forget.

How easily I forgot what God did for me in:

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From Swd91, I started taking note of God's wondrous deeds in my life.

Jesus gave us the Eucharist in order never to forget what He did for us in the Paschal Mystery. It is something to give thanks for that the Church has celebrated the Eucharist everyday for the past 2000 years.