Saturday, July 18, 2009

Abba Father

"As a proof that you are children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" (Galatians 4:6)

As often as I am able to cry out from heart, "Abba, Father" I am reassured of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in my heart. I should remember this each time I say the Lord's Prayer. Jesus Christ taught us to pray confidently to the Father. The Holy Spirit helps us to do so.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Believe in Jesus

"God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life." (John 3: 16)

Thank you Father.

What does it mean to believe in Jesus?

To believe in Jesus means to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." (2 Corinthians 13: 13)


If the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is with me today, then everything will be fine.

"Perfect love drives out fear." With the perfect love of God for me on my mind, I will fear nothing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


"Thus the Lord passed before him and cried out, 'The Lord, the Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity." (Exodus 34: 6)

God's self-revelation:

  • A merciful and gracious God
  • Slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity

How reassuring! How comforting! I find my strength today in your self-definition, O God.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Holy Trinity

"God, we praise you: Father all-powerful, Christ Lord and Savior, Spirit of love. You reveal yourself in the depths of our being, drawing us to share in your life and your love. One God, three Persons, be near to the people formed in your image, close to the world your love brings to life….." (Opening Prayer on Holy Trinity Sunday)

God reveals Himself in the depths of our being. God draws us to share in His life and His love.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Gospel Truths

"Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you …." (Prayer in Mass)

Jesus Christ, the Word of God brought us the truth about God. The Holy Spirit makes us holy through the sacraments and the word of God.

The mystery of God's life could not be known without the gospel truths revealed by Christ. We worship God by proclaiming and living our faith in Him.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Reason for the Choice

"I have chosen you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last." (John 15: 16)

The choice, the call and the anointing.

God's choice of Israel is a mystery. God choice of everyone of us also a mystery. But the reason for the choice is not mysterious: to go and bear fruit that will last.

In order to achieve this purpose, there are two steps that must be taken:

First, to be with Jesus.

Then, to be like Jesus.

Being precedes doing.