Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
The calf and the young lion shall browse together,
with a little child to guide them. ~ Taken from Isaiah 11:1-10
Today we hear
about opposites attracting, about the less likely companions becoming
friends or at least being at peace with one another.
When we find peace within ourselves, we become the kind of people that can live at peace with others, even the most unlikely.1
Pope Francis, this morning in his daily homily, urged those present to reflect on how the peace of which
the prophet Isaiah speaks of “is a peace that is so moving, it is a peace of
joy, a peace of praise,” which we can also say is “noisy, in praise, a
peace that bears fruit in becoming a mother of new children.”........
This peace “comes precisely in the joy of praise for the Trinity, and of
evangelization, of going to the people to tell them who Jesus is,”
noted the Pope, drawing attention to Jesus’ “dogmatic declaration” in
the Gospel when he affirms to his father that “you decided to reveal
Yourself not to the wise, but to the little ones.” 2.
During this first week of Advent, let us pray for the peace we might need to be at peace with those we are not.
1. Adapted from Peace Pilgrim Quotes
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
December 02, 2013 Message through Mirjana:
Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us during this season of Advent, that we may seek God's way of thinking, anew."Dear children, with a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that, then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does not permit you to get to know the love of the Heavenly Father, honestly and wholeheartedly. My children, the Father comes to be known through the cross. Therefore, do not reject the cross. Strive to comprehend and accept it with my help. When you will be able to accept the cross you will also understand the love of the Heavenly Father; you will walk with my Son and with me; you will differ from those who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father, those who listen to Him but do not understand Him, those who do not walk with Him - who have not come to know Him. I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God's way of thinking, anew. My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you. Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you."
Saturday, October 26, 2013
It started as a tiny thought,
I would not let it go.
Then I started to nurture it,
and it began to grow.
It followed me with every step,
It wouldn’t go away.
Like wild winds of a tempest storm,
I was battered night and day.
I threw myself onto my knees
And I began to pray:
Forgive me Lord for the wrong I've done,
I long to start anew;
To live each day with joy and peace,
To live each day for you.
Heavenly Father, thank you form my being able today to decide for You in all my thought, feelings and actions. Now, too, I decide for You as Your Son Jesus Christ decided for You and as His and our Mother decided for You. Strengthen me this day my Lord, that if I am shaken like the branches of a tree in a tempest storm, that I cling to the vine that gives life to the branches, Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen
“Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God’s children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will – and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Message to Marija , BVM, Medjugorje 10/25/2013