Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two more talents

"You entrusted me with two talents; here are two more that I have made." (Matthew 25: 22)

Lord, help us to use well the talents you have given to us.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Brotherly love

"As for brotherly love, there is no need to write to you about that, since you have yourselves learnt from God to love one another." (1 Thessalonians 4: 9)

God Himself through the Holy Spirit living in us teaches us how to love. The Holy Spirit is the source of genuine love. The love of the world is counterfeit love.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spirit of St. Augustine

"Lord, renew in your Church the spirit you gave St. Augustine. Filled with this spirit, may we thirst for you alone as the fountain of wisdom and seek you as the source of eternal love." (Prayer on the feast of St. Augustine, August 28)

Like Saints Stephen and Paul, St. Augustine was filled with the spirit of wisdom and knowledge. Cooperating with this spirit, he was able to bear fruit that lasted up to now.

"I have chosen you from the world to go and dear fruit that will last." (John 15: 16, 19)

  • "I will bear a witness to you in the world, O Lord. I will spread the knowledge of your name among my brothers." (Psalm 17: 50; 21: 23)


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

St. Augustine

"The Lord opened his mouth in the assembly and filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding, and clothed him in a robe of glory." (Sirach 15: 5)

I captured the above scripture on the feast of St. Augustine – 082899. It is the Lord who made St. Augustine great.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Be Prepared2

"Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. …..So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour." (Matthew 25: 10, 13)

Be prepared. Be always prepared. You will not be warned when the Master will come. He will arrive suddenly. When the Master arrives, let Him meet you at your duty.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Holiness is the best policy

"God wills you all to be holy. He wants you to keep away from sexual immorality." (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

If God wills me to be holy, it means that He knows that holiness is possible for me. I accept the word of God that I can be holy. If God wills me to be holy, it also means that holiness is the best policy.

What does the word of man say about holiness? Holiness is impossible for man. Holiness is only for the weak and the unsuccessful.

Keep away from sexual immorality. Keep away from anything that could excite sexual immorality.