Saturday, May 30, 2015

Strive for the Holy Spirit

"When I was young and innocent, I sought wisdom. She came to me in her beauty, and until the end I will cultivate her." (Sirach 51: 13 -  14 NABRE)

"In the short time I paid heed, I met with great instruction.
Since in this way I have profited,
I will give my Teacher grateful praise.
I resolved to tread her paths; I have been jealous for the good and will not turn back.  (Sirach 51: 16 - 19 NABRE)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ask with faith and receive

"You didn't choose me, remember I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you." (John 15:16 MSG)

" Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24 NIV)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Receive the Promise through Faith

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”  “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road."  (Mark 10:51-52 NIV)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jesus caresses the little child

"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
(Mark 10:15 NIV)

"Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them.  Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.  So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven."
(Matthew 18:2-4 NLT)

Go for the spirit of service of Jesus

"Whoever has a desire to become great among you, let him be your servant:  And whoever has a desire to be first among you, let him be servant of all.  For truly the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men."  (Mark 10:43-45 BBE)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

You can never outdo God in generosity

“Offer to God praise as your sacrifice and fulfill your vows to the Most High.
He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”  (Psalm 50: 14, 23 RM)

"Give to the Most High as he has given to you, generously, according to your means.

For the LORD is one who always repays, and he will give back to you sevenfold."  (Sirach 35: 12-13)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Seek ye first the kingdom of God

"Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”   (Mark 10:23 NIV)

"But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it  is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
(Mark 10:27 NKJV)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

This is Pentecost!

"On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ's Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given, and communicated as a divine person: of his fullness, Christ, the Lord, pours out the Spirit in abundance." (CCC 731)

Let us ask Abba Father,
"Father of light, from whom every good gift comes, send your Spirit into our lives with the power of a mighty wind, and by the flame of your wisdom open the horizons of our minds.  Loosen our tongues to sing your praise, for without your Spirit man can never raise his voice in words of peace or announce the truth that Jesus is Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen."  (Collect, Pentecost Sunday RM)