Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stay With Me Lord....

“Peace be with you…”

“Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see…..”Luke 25 : 38-39

We all need the peace that only comes from our risen Savior, for though we are a people of faith, we still experience times of trouble and questions arise. It is in times like these that we look for Christ in others and that others look for Christ in us.

All human beings yearn for life to the full. We are truly blessed who have been given food from heaven and the water of life in the Easter sacraments of baptism and Eucharist. 1 Easter Wednesday, Magnificat

Help me to me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses the darkness, the power which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask for no other reward but to love You more and more, with a strong and active love.

Grant that I may love You with all my heart while on earth, so that I can continue to love You perfectly, throughout all eternity, dear Jesus. Amen!2 Stay with me Lord (Prayer after Communion)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Witness With Your Life.......

"Dear children! As nature gives the most beautiful colors of the year, I also call you to witness with your life and to help others to draw closer to my Immaculate Heart, so that the flame of love for the Most High may sprout in their hearts. I am with you and I unceasingly pray for you that your life may be a reflection of Heaven here on earth. Thank you for having responded to my call." BVM, Medjugorje April 25, 2011 Message to Marija

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.” Matthew 28-8:10

Lord, how glorious you are and all of heaven sing your praises.
Grant us the grace to witness with our lives the glory that your cross and resurrection have purchased for us. You are the Savior of the world.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Open Your Heart

Just as the clenched hand can neither give nor receive, the closed heart cannot love.

Love unifies,
it brings us together and makes us one.

Love calls us individually to relationship,
yet its very nature has no boundaries;
its desire is to be shared with others.

Love flows from the heart...
this same love flows from each of us because God's Spirit of abundant love flows through our hearts. ~Henri Nouwen

Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22: 36-39

"Dear children; With motherly love I desire to open the heart of each of you and to teach you personal unity with the Father. To accept this, you must comprehend that you are important to God and that He is calling you individually. You must comprehend that your prayer is a conversation of a child with the Father; that love is the way by which you must set out - love for God and for your neighbour. That is, my children, the love that has no boundaries, that is the love that emanates from truth and goes to the end. Follow me, my children, so that also others, in recognizing the truth and love in you, may follow you. Thank you."

Once again Our Lady called us to pray for our shepherds (priests) and said: "They have a special place in my heart. They represent my Son." BVM, April 02, 2011 Message to Mirjana , Medjugorje

This season of Lent calls us to reconciliation with God, with others and with ourselves. Reconcilation can only come to a heart that is open. May our hearts be open.