Showing posts from October, 2022

Daily Thought For October 29, 2022

  Cast Your Cares As a camel kneels before his master to have him remove his burden at the end of the day, so kneel each night and let the Master take your burden. Corrie Ten Boom

Daily Thought For October 23, 2022

  Powerful Reflection from The Word Among Us Let’s not get off on the wrong foot with the Pharisee in this parable. He seemed to be doing pretty well spiritually. He was not greedy, dishonest, or adulterous. He fasted twice a week and went so far as to pay tithes on all his income. He prayed at the Temple regularly. That was better than most people. So why did Jesus say he didn’t go home justified? Because the Temple was a place of encounter with God. A holy location where God and his children came together. This Pharisee seemed to be missing that connection with the Lord. Instead of speaking his prayer to God, he prayed “to himself” (Luke 18:11) and itemized his accomplishments. By focusing on his righteous acts, he was not really making himself present to God. He wasn’t inviting God to be present to him either. So he missed the chance to encounter God and receive his mercy and grace. In that sense, the Pharisee left the Temple basically the same way he had entered. The tax collector,

Daily Thought For October 20, 2022

  Ocean of Goodness Let us throw ourselves into the ocean of His goodness, where every failing will be canceled and anxiety turned into love. St. Paul of the Cross

Daily Thought For October 15, 2022

  Simplicity The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes. St. Teresa of Avila

Daily Thought For October 13, 2022

  Character Your true character Is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do 'Nothing' for you. St. Teresa of Calcutta

Daily Thought for October 11, 2022

 A Hopeful Perspective Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. St. John XXIII

Daily Thought For October 9, 2022

  Worship & Weakness This appeal to the moral value of spiritual worship should not be interpreted in a merely moralistic way. It is before all else the joy-filled discovery of love at work in the hearts of those who accept the Lord’s gift, abandon themselves to him and thus find true freedom. The moral transformation implicit in the new worship instituted by Christ is a heartfelt yearning to respond to the Lord’s love with one’s whole being, while remaining ever conscious of one’s own weakness. This is clearly reflected in the Gospel story of Zacchaeus (cf. Lk 19:1–10). After welcoming Jesus to his home, the tax collector is completely changed: he decides to give half of his possessions to the poor and to repay fourfold those whom he had defrauded. The moral urgency born of welcoming Jesus into our lives is the fruit of gratitude for having experienced the Lord’s unmerited closeness. Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2007). #82

Daily Thought For October 8, 2022

  Fight The Good Fight As a man dedicated to God, you must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle. Fight the good fight of the faith and win for yourself the eternal life to which you were called when you made your profession and spoke up for the truth in front of many witnesses. Now, before God the source of all life and before Christ, who spoke up as a witness for the truth in front of Pontius Pilate, I put to you the duty of doing all that you have been told, with no faults or failures, until the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who at the due time will be revealed by God, the blessed and only Ruler of all, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal, whose home is in inaccessible light, whom no man has seen and no man is able to see: to him be honour and everlasting power. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:11-16

Daily Thought For October 2, 2022

  God Will Make A Way The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.  Corrie Ten Boom