Friday, October 10, 2008

Seeing and believing

"Seeing the sign he had done, the people said, 'This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world." (John 6: 14)

The Eucharist is a sign and reality of Christ's presence in the world.

I am blessed to see this sign often. Does this seeing help me to know, love and serve Jesus more every day. I believe so. I walk by faith and not by sight.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Food of the spirit

"Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." (Matthew 4: 4)

The food of the spirit is the word of God. The sword of the spirit is also the word of God. The light of the mind is the word of God.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This I seek

"One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, | that I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord and contemplate his temple." (Psalm 27: 4)

If you seek this with all your heart, you shall have it. Lord, grant me a great desire to serve you and in your temple.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

This Enterprise

"If this enterprise, this movement of theirs, is of human origin it will break up of its own accord; but if it does in fact come from God you will be unable to destroy them." (Acts 5: 38 – 39)

Is the Enterprise of human origin or is it from God?

By their fruits you shall know them. By the fruits of the Enterprise you shall know the origin. The fruits of Medjugorje are conversion and repentance. The fruits of the Enterprise are faith and patience.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Accepting our crosses

"Father, in your plan of salvation, your Son Jesus Christ accepted the cross and freed us from the power of the enemy. May we come to share the glory of his resurrection…." (Mass Prayer 041699)

God's plan for our salvation includes the cross. God's plan for our individual salvation also includes the cross. This is true for children and adults. Have you identified your own cross?

When we accept the cross in our lives, they become redemptive instruments and help to free us from the enemy. "They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death." (Revelation 12: 11)

Dying to self comes through accepting our crosses one at a time. We confront the enemy with the power of the cross when by the word of our testimony, we identify with the cross of Christ and when we are ready to give up everything if need be for Jesus Christ..

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Act as if…

"I, the Lord, am with you always, until the end of the world." (Matthew 28: 20)

Most Holy Spirit, remind me of this truth all the time.

What will you do if you know for certain that Jesus is always with you? If I know for certain that Jesus is always with me, I will never be afraid. I will never be anxious.

Then always act as if Christ is always with you, for it is true.