REFLECT

05/29/2022

"(...) let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are."           - St. John Paul II


Finding God in Our World

          Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:

'Holy Father,I pray not only for these, but for those also who through their words will believe in me. May they all be one. Father, may they be one in us, as you are in me and I am in you, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.



"Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid.... my Spirit, the Holy Spirit, like the dew-fall, is in all of these places...



"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

John 13: 31-33




"Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe." 

John 20: 19




'Christ, my hope, is risen!' 

And in Him we too are resurrected, passing from death to life, from the slavery of sin to the freedom of love."

Pope Francis


Lent is a summons to stop - a "Halt" -, to focus on what is essential, to fast from the unnecessary things that distract us. it is a wake-up call for the soul.

Pope Francis


St Joseph, father in tenderness


St Joseph, father in tenderness,
teach us to accept that we are loved precisely in that which is weakest in us.
Grant that we may place no obstacle
between our poverty and the greatness of God's love.
Stir in us the desire to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation,
that we may be forgiven and also made capable of loving tenderly
our brothers and sisters in their poverty.
Be close to those who have done wrong and are paying the price for it;
Help them to find not only justice but also tenderness so that they can start again.
And teach them that the first way to begin again
is to sincerely ask for forgiveness.
Amen.



MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE


"Love your enemies and pray ..."


"The Gospel within the Gospel"


What will you do when your nets are full?

She explains the situation to him and he seems to dismiss her; but she is not giving up that easy! She then goes to servants and confidently tells them, 'Do whatever he tells you.'


"no prophet is accepted in his hometown"


'Do whatever he tells you.'

 Image by Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik



GOD IS WITH US


May Mary help us to keep and ponder all things. 

Pope Francis


ADVENT 2021


Stong Faith in God

"Everyone has a destiny, but destiny is God"

Andrea Bocelli


The Power of Silence

"The wound is the place where light enters the heart"

Rumi



Bring It All To The Table

"So bring it all to the table

There's nothing He ain't seen before

For all your trials, all your worries, and your burdens. 

There's a Savior and He calls

Bring it all to the table."   

 Source: Musixmatch



The Church has one essential task -

 to pray and to teach how to pray

If prayer ceases, the Church has become like an empty shell that it has lost its bearings, no longer possesses its source of warmth and love.

Pope Francis

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Feast of the Annunciation

Ave Maria




For having left the path of others, you find a very special hand

Friday| March 19, 2021


Lent is a time to reflect on God's love
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"For Lent is not a time for useless sermons, but for recognising that our lowly ashes are loved by God," "It is a time of grace, a time for letting God gaze upon us with love and in this way change our lives. We were put in this world to go from ashes to life."

Pope Francis


Tuesday | February 16, 2021

Do You Want To Fast This Lent? 

Pope Francis

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.


Ordinary Miracle... Today

Monday | February 15, 2021


Make this world a better place

Monday | January 11, 2021

"Our duty is to work so as to make this world a better place, and to fight. Our faith is revolutionary through an impulse that comes from the Holy Spirit. We must follow this impulse in order to go out of ourselves, to be men and women in accord with the Gospel of Jesus. Any life is decided by the capacity to give oneself. It is there that one transcends oneself, that one becomes fruitful." - Pope Francis

Reflection:

When was the last time you called upon the Holy Spirit to help you reach out to another person and bear the fruit of kindness and mercy?


Children of God

Sunday | January 10, 2021 

CHILDREN OF GOD
CHILDREN OF GOD

"Do we remember that in baptism we received the 'seal' of our Heavenly Father, and that we became his children? To put it simply: we bear God's surname, our surname is God, because we are the children of God. Here lies the root of the vocation to holiness!"                 - Pope Francis

Reflection:

What do you know about the day you were baptised? How does being a child of God impact the decisions you make every day?

source: livingwatercatholic.org


Let Christ's light shine in love for one another

Friday | January 8, 2021

"May each one, as far as he or she is able, give his or her best in a spirit of genuine service to others."                   - Pope Francis

Reflection: Do you give others your best? If not, what holds you back from doing so?

source: livingwatercatholic.org


Gifts of God

Sunday | January 3, 2021 

"Creation and the goods of the earth are gifts of God bestowed upon all human beings who are at the same time their custodians and beneficiaries." - Pope Francis

Reflection: What gifts - spiritual and material - has God given you, and how do you use them to give God glory?

source: livingwatercatholic.org


Compassion for all

Saturday | January 2, 2021

"God] has compassion; he has compassion for all of us; he has compassion for humanity and sent his Son to heal, to regenerate, to recreate, and to renew it." -Pope Francis

Reflection: Where do see evidence of God's compassion for humanity today? What places are in most need of Christ's healing and renewal? Bring these to prayer as a sign of your compassion for all.

source: livingwatercatholic.org


Friday | January 1, 2021

"There was a beginning and there will be an end, 'a time to be born, and a time to die' (Eccl 3:2). With this truth, so simple and fundamental and so neglected and forgotten, Holy Mother Church teaches us to end the year and also our day with an examination of conscience, through which we review what has happened; we thank the Lord for every good we have received and have been able to do and, at the same time, we think again of our failings and our sins - to give thanks and to ask for forgiveness." - Pope Francis

Reflection: How do you end each day? For what in the past year do you give God thanks? Where in your life do you need to ask for forgiveness to enter the new year with a clean heart?

source: livingwatercatholic.org

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