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Daily Thought For August 7, 2020

Trust A LIFE LIVED CLOSE TO ME WILL NEVER BE DULL OR PREDICTABLE. Expect each day to contain some surprises! I know you greet that prospect with mixed emotions because of your love-hate relationship with surprises. You enjoy the adrenaline rush that accompanies new, unexpected experiences; this wakes you up and takes you beyond your ordinary routine. Yet there is also a part of you that longs for your life to be predictable. In fact, you usually try to arrange things as to minimize the possibility of being taken by surprise. I will never limit Myself to doing only what you can anticipate and understand. My ways and thoughts are too high above yours for that to be possible. To do so would be to cease being God! So, expect your life to become increasingly surprising as you grow closer to Me. Still, I want to help you become joyful about your unpredictable journey with Me. There is actually much merit in expecting surprises. This helps you view an unforeseen event not as something wrong …

Daily Thought For August 6, 2020

The Transfiguration
We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven. (2 Peter 1:18)
Think of the number of times a court case has been won because of compelling eyewitness testimony. Or think about how someone’s personal story about their faith has stirred your own faith. Clearly, eyewitnesses carry a lot of weight!
In today’s second reading, Peter offers his eyewitness testimony about the Transfiguration so that his readers could deepen their belief that Jesus Christ is Lord. It wasn’t a “cleverly devised myth,” he assures them. No, Peter was there in person and saw Jesus, a flesh-and-blood person himself, appear in “majestic glory” on Mount Tabor (2 Peter 1:16, 17).
Though Jesus isn’t with us in the same way he was with Peter, he is still revealing his glory to his people today—and you have experienced this reality. Every time you see the priest lifting up the Host at Mass, you are witnessing Jesus’ glory. Every time you hear the priest in Confession say, “I absolve you of your sins,” yo…

Daily Thought For August 4, 2020

The Beauty of Prayer
My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven and something of paradise comes down upon us. Prayer never leaves us without sweetness. It is honey that flows into the souls and makes all things sweet. When we pray properly, sorrows disappear like snow before the sun.
St. John Vianney

Daily Thought For August 3, 2020

A Prayer For Guidance

         But I, through the abundance of your mercy,           will enter into your house.           I will bow down toward your holy sanctuary           out of fear of you.           LORD, guide me in your justice because of my foes;           make straight your way before me.
Psalm 5:8-9

Daily Thought For August 1, 2020

Friendship with the Lord
Ask those who love Him with a sincere love, and they will tell you that they find no greater or prompter relief amid the troubles of their life than in loving conversation with their Divine Friend.
St. Alphonsus Liguori