"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." This song by Matthew West reminds me to stay strong, confident in the fact that Jesus is with us and that He has defeated death and sin through His death and resurrection. But I was also reminded, the first time … Continue reading Take Heart
This post came to mind today as the Church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross so I thought I would share again.
I follow Father Burke Master’s blog and receive his posts each day in my inbox, as many of you do who follow me. I felt led to share this morning’s post (below) and I hope you’ll find it as encouraging as I do.
My favorite line: There might be times that we must kneel at the foot of the cross with Mary, not understanding completely what God is doing. Ask for the faith of Mary at those times.
I was surprised by that image because it is not the norm when I think of or talk about kneeling at Jesus’ feet. The usual scene for me is with the ‘other’ Mary, Martha’s sister, kneeling at the feet of Jesus to hear His word and indeed to be with the Word. But here, Father Burke has us kneeling in anguish and pain, with the world turned upside down, in complete incomprehension…
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St. Augustine said, "Your continuous desire is your continuous prayer. If you cease to desire then you will have fallen silent in your prayer." That's good news for people like me! I often have the desire to pray and can't seem to focus long enough to do it well. I have been praying about that! … Continue reading Poco a poco
I like to listen to Father Mike Schmitz's Bible in a Year podcast during my morning walks. Today I actually listened to two because I missed yesterday's. There was a lot of good stuff in those readings today. The Books of Jeremiah and Daniel are full of some amazing stories. And yesterday's installment included Jeremiah … Continue reading Keep your eyes on Heaven