I haven’t been writing much here, but I have still been writing. Just not on paper. I write in my head when I’m driving, washing dishes, waiting. Unfortunately this writing never actually gets written down and it just flows away like a little stream passing my buy with just a little trickling sound here and there…sometimes I’m left feeling as though I just can’t squeeze out a thought…I don’t even bother sitting to write because I’m already at “what was I going to say???” So today, driving home from the grocery store I know there was something I was “writing”…continued
“Lord, do with me what you will…” Sr Carmella of the Holy Eucharist, O.C.D. Blank Paper for God to Write His Divine Will for Us “I think of this new year as a white page given to me by [our] Father, on which He will write, day by day, whatever His divine good pleasure has planned. I shall now write at the top of the page, with complete confidence: Domine, fac de me sicut vis, Lord, do with me what You will, and at the bottom I already write my Amen to all the proposals of [His] divine will. Yes, Lord,…continued
“Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you nor my covenant of peace be shaken, says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10 Lord, my light and my love, be my Consolation in distress; be my Rock when the waters rage around me; be my Deliverer when the string of confusion tightens around me, entangling me so that I cannot find where it begins or end. At those times I am like a little bird caught up and so entrapped by a piece of thread that I can barely…continued
As a little Lenten gift, here is one of my very most favorite prayers. This is the kind of prayer that becomes like a beacon, shining the light to lead where we want to go. It is a prayer that I was in fact warned about. “Oh, my! Do you understand what you are praying for!” Well, I probably don’t understand all that I am praying for when I say this prayer, but my heart is lifted up and filled with love when I meditate on the words and that is enough for me to believe that it is therefore…continued
“We can never have too much confidence in the good God who is so powerful and so merciful. We obtain from Him as much as we hope for.” St. Therese Divine Intimacy, p. 744 How much confidence in Him do you have? How much do you hope to obtain from Him? Maybe we don’t hope for as much as He would like to shower upon us. Maybe we think too small. St Therese says that we can never have too much confidence in God. How far are we from “too much” confidence?
I have been reading St. Therese of Liseaux this summer. This is from the book, “St Therese, by Those Who Knew Her” which is a collection of testimonies given in the process of her canonization.Therese once prayed, “Dear Jesus, I wish I could explain, to all those who are conscious of their own littleness, how great your condescension is! I feel that if, by some impossible chance, you could find someone weaker and more insignificant than me, you would overwhelm her with still greater graces, provided she gave herself up with entire confidence to your mercy.” I am little! I…continued