Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Take Time, Slow Down, Be Still

"Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present. Edward Hays, A Pilgrim’s Almanac, p. 196

 We love to walk together in the evening. It’s a nice way to unburden our minds, to be together and talk about our day before we settle in for the night. Sometimes our conversations are light and cheerful; sometimes they are more on the serious side, depending on what the day has brought us.

Lately, I have been bringing my Rosary bracelet on these walks and after we talk for a while I ask him, “Would you like to say the rosary with me”. He smiles and says, “of course”.

By the time we get home, no matter what the day has given us, we feel strengthened in mind and spirit.

Jesus, the great comforter, is always inviting us to give it all to him, to surrender every fear, every worry, every concern.

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

"Dear children; Today I am praying here with you that you may gather the strength to open your hearts and thus to become aware of the mighty love of the suffering God. Through this His love, goodness and meekness, I am also with you. I invite you for this special time of preparation to be a time of prayer, penance and conversion. My children, you need God. You cannot go forward without my Son. When you comprehend and accept this, what was promised to you will be realized. Through the Holy Spirit the Kingdom of Heaven will be born in your hearts. I am leading you to this. Thank you."
December 02 2010 Message to Mirjana


jek said...

Nice reflection on incorporation of today's gospel reading. Taking to be still each day is very important.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

YES Daily Grace, Through the Holy Spirit let the kingdom of heaven be born in our hearts.
Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the most powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary your well beloved spouse.

( Daily Grace, I look forward to all your posting. They are wonderful.)

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Jek and Ed. God bless...

noreen said...

Beautiful post DG! I love to hear the messages that Our Lady gives to Mirjana to share with all of us.

On another note, have heard or read the book called Joshua by Joseph Girzone? I'm almost done reading it and it's a bit shocking...lots of controversy on the web about it. Just wondering if you have any thoughts on it.

Daily Grace said...

Noreen, I read a book called Joshua many years ago. I don't remember the author. I am going to research it and get back to you. I wonder if it is the same book.

Thank you for visiting.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This is such a lovely post. Thank you.

God bless you.

Unknown said...

Christ reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. That, I believe, is the essence of Advent.
The message to Mirjana is so true; we cannot do without God and Our Lady greatest joy is leading us to Him.
Thanks for sharing the quote, the message and a little about your evening walks.
Continued Advent blessings!

Michael said...

A beautiful image you paint here ...

God Bless you.

Colleen said...

Beautiful post! I love that scripture reading from Matthew. God bless!