Saturday, December 05, 2009

Who is Jesus?

"But you,' he said, 'who do you say I am?" (Matthew 16: 15)

Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God.

You are the Son of God.

You are my Good Shepherd.

You are my King and my Boss.

You are the Prince of Peace.

You are my High Priest.

You are my best Friend.

You are the Bread of life.

You are the Light of the world.

You are the Truth, the Way and the Life.

You are the King of the Universe.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Jesus is faithful forever

"But the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed for all the gentiles to hear; and so I was saved from the lion's mouth." (2Timothy 4: 17)

I love the above scripture very much. It confirms the fact that Jesus never abandons His servants. He is faithful forever. This is a great truth to remember during trials and persecutions.

The Lord will save me from all travails.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Angel of the Lord

"The Lord really did send his angel to save me from Herod and from all the Jewish people were expecting." (Acts 12: 11)

The Lord will save me from all distress. When in deep crisis, I will call on my Guardian Angel for rescue.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Fox holes and Bird nests

"Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." (Matthew 8:20)

The cost of discipleship is not uniform for everybody. Some people are called to follow Jesus more closely. No matter the degree of the calling, following Jesus is not a picnic. The Father wants us to imitate His Son, Jesus and model our lives after Jesus'.

Father, give us a heart and mind to know your Son Jesus well, to love Him intimately so that we can follow Him everywhere.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

For the sake of ten

"For the sake of those ten," he replied, 'I will not destroy it." (Genesis 18: 32)

God is full of compassion. The above text encourages us to intercede for people. No cause is lost. Prayer is an ever present help in time of need.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fruits of Redemption

"Lord God, through your sacraments you give us the power of your grace. May this Eucharist help us to serve you faithfully….."(Mass Prayer)

The fruits of redemption are mediated through the sacraments.

Lord give us the power of your grace through the sacraments.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A cup of cold water

"And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple – amen I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward." (Matthew 10: 42)

The day this scripture became alive for me was the day I was given a cup of cold water when I needed it most. It was a blistering hot day in Houston. I had brought a guest to a hot lobby and was sweating. Without asking, the concierge handed me a cup of cold water. I have never forgotten the gesture. When I call on clients or prospects in the course of my worik, I have enjoyed similar gesture from a person in some offices. Whenever it happens, I remember Matthew 10: 42.

The little one is any disciple of Jesus in need of refreshment. O faithful God, bless all those who have given me a cup of cold water. Help me to be aware of your little ones who need a cup of cold water.