Saturday, May 17, 2008


"The Lord heard her cry, and, as she was being led away to die, he roused the holy spirit residing in a young boy called Daniel who began to shout, 'I am innocent of this woman's death." (13: 44-46)

"This woman" is Susana falsely accused of adultery. At the very last moment, God intervened through Daniel to save the life of Susana.

O God, take pity on me! My enemies are crushing me. (Psalm 56:2)

"Then the whole assembly shouted, blessing God, the Savior of those who trust him." (Daniel 13: 60)

Yes, God saves those who trust in Him. He saved them as He saves Susana or He saves them as He saved St. Thomas More.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Father of love

"Father of love, source of all blessings, help us to pass from our old life of sin to the new life of grace. Prepare us for the glory of your kingdom…" (Prayer at Mass)

God is the Father of love. He is also the source of all blessings. Redemption is passage from the old life of sin to the new life of grace.

Prepare us for the glory of your kingdom. God is saving us through everything. Our life here and now and everything we do prepare us for eternal life.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cry out to God

"God, take pity on me! My enemies are crushing me; all day long they wage war on me." (Psalm 56:2)

Lord, help me! I am drowning. Call on the Lord in the hour of distress and He will answer.

My enemies wage war on me all day long. How true! What do I do? Trust in the Lord at all times. Call on Him at the hour of confrontation.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Alive in the Spirit

"Almighty God, may the sacrifice we offer take away the sins of those whom you enlighten with the Christian faith…." (Prayer at Mass)

The Eucharist is a sacrifice that takes away our sins.

"He who lives and believes in me will not die forever." (John 11: 26)

He who believes in me and is alive in the Spirit will not die.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Plenteous Redemption

"For with the Lord is kindness and plenteous redemption; And he will redeem Israel from all its iniquities." (Psalm 130: 7-8)

I am Israel. The Lord will be kind to me. He will redeem me fully from all my iniquities. Thank you Father.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sentinels waiting for the dawn

"With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption….. I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in his word. More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord." (Psalm 130: 5-7)

God is merciful. He will have mercy on me and grant me full redemption from my sins. Thank you Father. No longer will the sins of my youth disrupt God's plan for my life. Thank you Father. For this, I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word. I wait for the Lord to fulfill His promises to me more than watchmen wait for daybreak. Surely the Lord will come just like the dawn never fails to come.