Saturday, May 30, 2009

Constant at Prayer

"The disciples were constantly at prayer together, with Mary the mother of Jesus, the other women, and the brothers of Jesus." (Acts 1: 14)

One of the constant messages of Mary during her apparitions in history is to urge us to pray. Pray, pray and pray seems to me the one dominant message at Medjugorje. How best do we respond to Mary's call for prayer: the Rosary.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Eucharist is the great mystery of our faith

"God our Father, the Eucharist is our Bread of life and the Sacrament of our forgiveness. May our sharing in this mystery bring us to eternal life, where Jesus is Lord forever and ever." (Prayer at Mass in the Season of Easter)

God is dedicated to us as a Father. He offers us Jesus as our Bread of life. The Eucharist also cleanses us from all venial sins. It is the great mystery of our faith.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Teach me

"The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and remind you of all I have said to you." (John 14: 26)

The Holy Spirit is a great teacher. Most Holy Spirit, teach me, guide me and use me.

The Holy Spirit is a great reminder. O Divine Spirit, remind me of all that God has done for me so that I will always be full of thanks.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How much love?

"When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of John, do you love me more these others do?" (John 21: 15)

Manny, do you love me more than your:

  • Family
  • Health
  • Money
  • Job
  • Tools
  • Food

Yes, Lord. I love your more than all these.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Opportunities to bear witness

"Agrippa said to Festus, "I should like to hear the man myself." (Acts 25: 22)

When they put you before tribunals, do not worry about what to say. It shall be your opportunity to bear witness.

What opportunities would be created for me today to bear witness?

Most Holy Spirit lead me, guide me and use me today.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Eternal life is within us

"Father, in glorifying Christ and sending us your Spirit, you open the way to eternal life. May our sharing in this gift increase our love and make our faith grow stronger…." (Prayer in Easter Season)

The presence of the Holy Spirit in us is the guarantee that eternal life is already within us. "Eternal life is knowing you the one true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." The Holy Spirit brings us the knowledge of God.

Father, Pentecost is near. We await eagerly the gifts of your Blessed Spirit. Increase our love and our faith.