Saturday, January 03, 2009

God Our Father

"God our Father, life of the faithful, glory of the humble, happiness of the just, hear our prayer. Fill our emptiness with the blessing of this Eucharist, the foretaste of eternal joy….." (Mass Prayer)

God is our Father. He has made us for Himself and our hearts are restless till they rest in Him.

The Eucharist is a foretaste of eternal joy.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Witness to the world

"I will be a witness to you in the world, O Lord. I will spread the knowledge of your name among my brothers, alleluia." (Psalm 18: 50; 22: 23)

Grand purpose: To learn and to teach.

Father, may it be done to me according to this word. But then, I have too many impediments.

In the fullness of time, the Holy Spirit will help you.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Celebration of our Redemption

"Lord, may this celebration of our redemption help us in this life and lead us to eternal happiness….." (Mass Prayer)

How does the Eucharist help us in our pilgrimage of life?

  • Peace and Joy
  • Health of body and soul
  • Holy Spirit

Monday, December 29, 2008

Suffering and glory

"Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead, and so enter into his glory." (Luke 24: 46, 26)

Moses had to suffer before his glory.

Others who had to suffer before they enter into glory:

  • Joseph
  • David
  • The prophets
  • Peter and Paul
  • Stephen

There is a divine necessity for suffering before glorification.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Easter Mysteries

"Lord, give us joy by these Easter mysteries; let the continuous offering of this sacrifice by which we are renewed bring us to eternal happiness." (Prayer at Mass)

The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ form the core of the Easter mysteries that is celebrated continuously in the Eucharist. The Eucharist increases sanctifying grace in our souls. The Eucharist also renews our vitality.