Saturday, April 18, 2009

Christ, our Emmanuel

"Father, help us to keep in mind that Christ our Savior lives with you in glory and promised to be with us until the end of time….." (Mass Prayer in the 7th Sunday of Easter)

Christ our Emmanuel promised to be with us always. He also promised that His grace will always be sufficient for us. He will be with us in our journey and in every struggle.

Thank you Jesus. Bless me with the gift of keeping this in mind always.

Friday, April 17, 2009


"Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete." (John 16: 24)

"In all truth I tell you, anything you ask from the Father he will grant in my name." (John 16: 23)

"When that day comes you will ask in my name…." (John 16: 26)

Most of our prayer is involved with asking. God created us to be completely dependent on him for everything. Why then be ashamed to ask for help in the time of need?

Ask and you shall receive and your faith will grow stronger.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fullness of truth

"Apollos was accurate in all the details he taught about Jesus . …. Pricilla and Aquilla gave him more detailed instruction about the way." (Acts 18: 25 0 26)

Some teachers /TV evangelists are accurate in some details they teach about Jesus. Those that are open to the Spirit and thirst for the fullness of truth are given more instruction about the Way.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Called out of darkness

"You are a people God claims as his own, to praise him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." (1 Peter 2: 9)

God claims me as His own.

God is my portion and inheritance.

God designed me to praise Him.

God called me out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

St. Matthias

"Lord, you constantly give life to your people in this holy Eucharist. By the prayers of the apostle St. Matthias, prepare us to take our place among your saints in eternal life…" (Prayer in the feast of St. Matthias)

The Eucharist strengthens God's grace within us. The Eucharist constantly gives us spiritual life. The life of God within us is sanctifying grace.

The Eucharist prepares us to take our place among the saints in heaven.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Jesus Character

"You are my friends, if you do what I command you." (John 15: 14)

The apostle is called to enjoy intimate friendship with Jesus.

  • To be with Jesus all the time.
  • To be like Jesus and to act like Jesus.

It is the work of the Holy Spirit to produce the Jesus character in the apostle.