Saturday, August 23, 2008

Companions of Jesus

"They were astonished at the fearlessness shown by Peter and John, considering that they were uneducated laymen; and they recognized them as associates of Jesus." (John 4:13)

  • Holy Spirit and courage
  • Holy Spirit and bold proclamation of the word

They recognized Peter and John as companions of Jesus. How? They must have thought: "Where have we seen such boldness from a peasant? Oh, we remember. Jesus of Nazareth! No wonder, these men were his companions."

Friday, August 22, 2008


"The Lord led his people to freedom and they shouted with joy and gladness." (Psalm 105: 43)

Christ is the new Moses who led us to freedom through His passion and death.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Come and eat

"Jesus said to his disciples: Come and eat. And he took the bread, and gave it to them." (John 21: 12-13)

Everyday Jesus issues invitation to us to come and have breakfast with Him in the Eucharist. All are invited but only a few respond.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Where is the fish?

"Throw the net out to starboard and you will find something.' So they threw the net out and could not haul it in because of the quantity of fish." (John 21: 6)

Thank you Lord for this word and for your promise. You know where the fish is. You know where the green grass is. (Psalm 23) I shall trust you to lead and guide me to these places. You are indeed my good Shepherd. I shall lack nothing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wonderful thing to behold

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the Lord has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes." (Psalm 118: 22-23)

They killed; God raised up. They demoted; God promoted.

God raised the lowly. Only God can do this. It is a wonderful thing in our eyes.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dispel all doubts

"Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts stirring in your hearts?" (Luke 24: 38)

Banish all fears; dispel all doubts. It is Christ indeed present in the:

  • Eucharist
  • Blessed Sacrament
  • In my heart through the Holy Spirit

Lord Jesus, I believe. Increase my faith.

What will you do if you know for certain that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist and in the Blessed Sacrament? I will be filled with awe and would adore Him constantly. Then ACT AS IF, for He is truly present.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The creator stoops down to the creature

"O Lord, our God, how wonderful is your name in all the earth! …What is man that you should be mindful of him, or the son of man that you should care for him?" (Psalm 8: 2,5)

The name of Jesus is wonderful and glorious.

God stoops down to man, His creature. Who am I that the Lord should be mindful of me and care for me?