Friday, March 18, 2016

Guidance In Prayer



I have been wondering how to pray for guidance during this political campaign in order to discern more effectively the candidates, and the answer came during my prayers this morning the form of Psalm 12.  I invite everyone to pray it with me until Election Day, 2016/.

Psalm 12

Help, O Lord, for good men have vanished:
truth has gone from the sons of men.
Falsehood they speak one to another, 
with lying lips, with a false heart.

May the Lord destroy all lying lips,
the tongue that speaks high-sounding words,
those who say: "Our tongue is our strength:
our lips are our own, who is our master?"

"for the poor who are oppressed and the needy who groan
I myself will arise," says the Lord.
"I will grant them the salvation for which they thirst.

The words of the Lord are words without alloy,
silver from the furnace, seven times refined.

It is you, O Lord, who will take us in your care
and protect us for ever from this generation.
See how the wicked prowl on every side,
See how the wicked prowl on every side,
while the worthless are prized highly by the sons of men.

I believe this prayer holds the answer as to how we are to pray.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Justice


In the absence of justice what is sovereignty but organized robbery.  
~~Saint Augustine~~

I would ask you to reflect on these words in light of the world we live in today.  Then consider what it is you have to do insure that there is justice for all where you live.  This is an awesome task, but if we are to live as followers of Christ in the world today we cannot sit on our sofas and do nothing.  We must and can be disciples of the one who was sent by the Father.

Be as Christ to the world.  Ask yourself, "Do I promote justice where I live?"  Or am I one who chooses to ignore those in need saying, "This is not my problem.  I have problems of my own."  

I would hope you would see yourself in those who suffer and even with those problems you face you will offer justice and peace to those who are also in need!

Thank you!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lesson from Saint Mother Theodore Guerin



"We are certainly more agreeable to the Divine Majesty when, in obedience, we are forming and teaching those poor little orphans than if, of our own will, we are praying all the day long on our knees."
~~Saint Mother Theodore Guerin~~

And so we have been called to continue to care for the poor and the orphans even as our Holy Father teaches us the way.  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!


Monday, September 7, 2015

A Birthday Celebration


". . . but the protecting hand of the Lord,
which guarded us on the deep,
preserved us from accident and harm on the land."
(Written while crossing the Alleghenies on the way to  Indiana.)
~~Saint Mother Theodore Guerin~~

Today we celebrate Labor Day and my son, Wes', birthday.  I try not to take anything for granted, though I know at times I do.  I have 5 wonderful children and each one is special in his or her own way, thanks be to God! 

And so today I celebrate the life God gave Wes and his wife and two beautiful daughters.  I can never be grateful to God enough for them.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Serving the Poor



When we serve the poor and the sick, we serve Jesus.  We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.
~~Saint Rose of Lima~~

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Solid Foundation


"...in order to attain the perfection to which you are
called, a solid foundation is required.
One cannot belong to God in an imperfect manner
and be happy here."

~~Saint Mother Theodore Guerin~~


~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


Friday, July 10, 2015

Of Course You Are Unworthy...


Saint Catherine of Siena
(Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.)

"Of course you are unworthy.  But when do you hope to be worthy?. . . All the good works that we could ever do would never make us worthy, in this sense, of Holy Communion.  God  alone is worthy of himself, he alone can make us worthy of him, and he alone can make us worthy with his own worthiness. "
~~Saint Catherine of Siena~~

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy