Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Spirit of truth

"I will send you the Spirit of truth; he will lead you to the whole truth." (John 16: 7, 13)

Thank you Jesus. Open my heart and mind to learn all that I can from the Spirit of truth.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Lydia listened attentively

"Lydia listened to us, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying." (Acts 16: 4)

Lydia paid attention to the word.

She listened eagerly.

Lydia responded to what Paul said.

Lydia is a fertile and noble soul on which the seed of the word of God fell and yielded abundant harvest.

Lord Jesus, open our hearts to accept all that you will say to us today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Easter Effects

"God of mercy, may our celebration of your Son's resurrection help us to experience its effects in our lives….." (Prayer in Mass in the Season of Easter)

What are the effects of Christ's resurrection that we should experience in our lives?

  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Faith
  • Holy Spirit
  • Eucharist

How can we witness to these Easter effects without experiencing them?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dying to something

"Christ now raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has power over him." (Romans 6: 9)

If I die to something in my life, I will never die again to the same thing. I have died to alcohol. I will never die to alcohol again. Alcohol no longer has power over me.

Things I want to die to:

  • Money
  • Fear of ill health
  • Security
  • Food


Monday, March 16, 2009

In need of forgiveness

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

We are continually in need of God's forgiveness.

"Say but a word and I shall be healed."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Advocate

"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains in you, and will be in you." (John 14: 16 – 17)

Thank you Jesus for the Holy Spirit. Yes, I am beginning to know Him. And what I am learning about Him is very exciting.