Friday, April 23, 2010

How Many Times

“A light from the sky suddenly flashed around him.” He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”….”I am Jesus, whom your are persecuting.” ( From Acts 9:1-20)




How many times Lord have I persecuted you without thinking?

Perhaps it was in the grudge that I held against a brother or sister, a co-worker, a neighbor or a spouse; the sin of pride can run so deep.

Perhaps it was the negative thought about another that I shared with someone else, leading them into the pit of sin with me.

Perhaps it was the time that I did not speak out the truth, but instead took the wide road of comfort, choosing to be liked rather than despised by those around me.

Lord, as you sent Ananias to Saul to lay hands on him that he would regain his sight,

Send your spirit to me that the scales may fall from my eyes and I may regain my sight.

“My Son suffers very much because men do not want to be reconciled. They have not listened to me. Be converted. Be reconciled.” Message from the BVM 10-15-83

Praise the Lord, all you nations; glorify him, all you peoples.
For steadfast is his kindness toward us, and the fidelity of the Lord endures forever. Psalm 117

6 comments:

Anne said...

DG, this is great, such a meaningful prayer. I appreciate your words about taking the wide road of comfort and leading others into the pit of sin. It's hard to accept that we are all so guilty of those and many other sins. Thanks for bringing them to light and causing others to reflect on it and to pray for the strength and courage to change our ways as well.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great post once again.

Thanx.

It means a lot to me.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

If we would only stop and think each time we listen to or repeat gossip that we are hurting our Lord, Thank you for reminding us. Keep up the good work

KAM said...

So much in just a few words from Jesus. Thanks. k

the booklady said...

Daily Grace wrote: How many times Lord have I persecuted you without thinking?

Perhaps it was in the grudge that I held against a brother or sister, a co-worker, a neighbor or a spouse; the sin of pride can run so deep....


Oh this is me! But what scares me, is that so often I don't see my "grudges" as grudges, but as righteous indignation. "She did such-n-such!" "He hurt me by ...!" But it was my choice to judge the person's action without knowing what was in the person's heart.

Again and again, I must let go of the action and leave my brother or sister to the All Merciful God!

God bless you Daily Grace! You point the way back to Him!

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Anne, Victor,Anonymous, Kam and the booklady. Your comments always mean so much.

May the Good Lord continue to be with you always.

DG