Month: November 2012

“Your endurance will win you your lives” Jn 21:19

You came through when I needed you, as you always do. I didn’t even know what it was I needed from You. All I knew was that I was dying – from emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue and a dozen other things I could not even name. It had been too long since I had a real sabbath – a day of rest for myself alone when I did not have to worry about anyone else. I knew I needed to rest today, []


The sensation is familiar, yet new. I feel the familiar pang of rejection, and yet, even as my heart constricts in pain, I find myself turning instinctively towards You. I am not running to You in an attempt to escape the pain in the way I used to. No, it is more of a turning towards you so that I can face you in my pain. Why is it that answered prayers can feel so afflicting? You’re purifying me, and I find []

All Saints Day 2012

“Come follow me with a spring in your step and a song in your heart!” How blessed the saints who are now at rest from all their labours! As I pondered their blessedness during mass yesterday, I felt God say to me, “Your turn will come too, but not yet. You must first walk the same path that they had walked, and witness to the same faith as they had.” As I knelt in prayer after receiving Christ in the Eucharist, I []