God is. I am not. Thanks be to God!
Of what use am I if I am merely pleasant company to people and my company does not remind them of God? My concern is not that people find me agreeable and comfortable to be around – no, my concern is rather that I stand in the presence of God at all times and that the Lord use me as he intends. If it serves his purpose that I am found to be pleasant and amiable, so be it. If it pleases […]
OBEY: (Latin) oboedire. Literally “listen to,” from ob “to” + audire “listen, hear”
22 August 2012 Feast of Mary, Mother & Queen of Heaven Novena Church Mary, my Mother and Queen of my heart, I come before you as led by Jesus. I entrust myself to you – body, heart, mind, and soul. I am totally yours. Teach me the path of perfect discipleship that I may please God in all that I do. Help me to be me, and to be joyful in being who God created me to be. Amen.
Without prayer as the anchor, time lacks direction and purpose.
I choose to embrace whatever path God prefers for me. I ask only for the grace to be emptied of all self-will so that I can be perfectly obedient to His.
I opened my journal with a troubled heart, intending to write my way into prayer. Instead, my eyes fell on another old entry with words that speak to my lived situation here and now. From an entry dated 8 April 2013: “Love is meant to be wasted,” you tell me. “Be bold and daring. Why are you always afraid of loving people more than they love you? That is how I love! Name me one person who loves Me more than I […]
From a retreat journal entry in April 2013 Darkness cannot abide the Light. Those in darkness yearn for the light, but in so far as they have been touched by darkness, they hate the light. And so it is that they both fear and yearn for the light of Christ, attracted and repelled by the one thing that will save them. For this reason Christ both attracts and repels. For men loathe what they fear, even though what they fear is nothing […]
Relax. You will come to be at home in the wet and dark; you will come to see beauty there and rejoice!