Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sinful nature

"Lord, accept our prayers and offerings. Make us worthy of your Sacraments of love by granting us your forgiveness…." (Mass Prayer)

The Eucharist is a holy exchange of gifts.

"Grant us your forgiveness..." - We are constantly reminded of our sinful nature. It is not poetic. It is real. I am reminded of this all the time.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Trust in Jesus

"The Father loves the Son and has entrusted everything to his hands." (John 3:35)

Grace and truth comes through Jesus Christ.

If you see me, you have seen the Father.

The Father and I are one.

If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.


Lord Jesus, help me to trust you.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Lord hears the cry of the poor

"When the just cry out, the Lord hears and rescues them from all distress.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.

Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers from them all.

God watches over all their bones; not a one shall be broken."

(Psalm 34: 18 – 21)

Monday, September 29, 2008


"Obedience to God comes before obedience to men ….. We are witnesses to this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him." (Acts 5: 29, 32)

Most Holy Spirit, turn my heart to obey God in everything and at all times. Teach me obedience. Give me the gift of obedience.

I yearn to commit to obey God in everything and at all times. I am resolved to put God first in my life. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Christ advises: Therefore pray and keep praying until obedience becomes a part of your life. Thank you Jesus.

Do not despair. Preserve!