Saturday, January 24, 2009

Be happy and prosperous

"Happy are all who fear the Lord and walk in his ways. You shall enjoy the fruits of your labor, you will prosper and be happy." (Psalm 127: 1-2)

So many promises are attached to the fear of the Lord. I love them all. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Wisdom is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which I covert. Here in Psalm 127: 1-2, prosperity and happiness are promised to anyone who fears the Lord. Moreover, I am promised that I will enjoy the fruits of my labor. How great!

Dear Lord, teach me to fear you.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I am the Way

"I am the Way; I am the Truth and life." (John 14: 6)

Christ is the Way that I seek.

Jesus is the Truth that I study.

Christ is the Life in me.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trust in God

"Do not let your hearts be troubled." (John 14: 1)

Do not let your heart be troubled about:

  • Money
  • Health
  • Job
  • Family
  • The future

"Trust in God, trust also in me."

Your words are sweet to my heart. I will not be troubled about anything. Help me by your grace to always remember that you are in complete control.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

God is our Father

"You are my son; today I am your father. Only ask it of me, and I will make your inheritance the nations, your possession the ends of the earth." (Psalm 2: 7-8)

The Father's promise to his son: Ask it of me, and I will give you anything that is good for you.

Dear Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and teach me how to surrender completely to Him. This is what I ask you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Companions of Jesus

"And it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people." (Acts 13: 31)

The apostles were the companions of Jesus. After His resurrection, they became his witnesses. Jesus wants us to be His friend, companion and witness. How do we fulfill these tasks here and now? Keep on doing what you have been taught: the 7-Way Plan. The early Church survived the gruesome persecution of imperial Rome through fidelity to what they had been taught. They prayed, read and broke open the word of God and they broke Bread together. They drew strength from these to live in a very hostile environment.

Monday, January 19, 2009

St. Pius V

"Father, you chose St. Pius V as pope of your Church to protect the faithful and give you more fitting worship. By his prayers, help us to celebrate your holy mysteries with a living faith and an effective love…."

God chose St. Pius V for a specific mission: The Reform of the Liturgy.

Each of us has a unique and unrepeatable mission.

What is my mission?