i was doing the dishes today.. and i thought about my dad’s tomatoes. they’re planted in our front yard.. right near the walkway to enter the house. i was kinda laughing because the leaves and branches are kinda overgrown.. but aside from that.. i realized how BEAUTIFUL that this land we live on cultivates LIFE. and then i thought about how Zacchaeus in today’s gospel climbed up a sweet sycamore tree just to catch a glimpse of Jesus. trees… plants are beautiful =) … i thought about the fig tree parable (luke 13:1-9). i attended a household led by pat and crystal.. and we did lectio divina on that parable. i thought about how one of my favorite songs is “in your heart”.. talks about blooming ahahaha.
it’s hard to explain. but i think i’m finally seeing how God’s been working on me. He’s pruning me, and sometimes it’s a painful or frustrating process. but i’m starting to see the beauty of it all.
Father in heaven, God of power and Lord of mercy from whose fullness we have received, direct our steps in our everyday efforts.
May the changing moods of the human heart and the limits which our failings impose on hope never blind us to you, source of every good.
Faith gives us the promise of peace and makes known the demands of love. Remove the selfishness that blurs the vision of faith.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
- Opening prayer for Mass | Oct 31, 2010
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. - Psalm 119:105
yo, Jesus, thank You for loving me.
“Take a stand on the issues you care about.”
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sweet meditation. readings are so on point lately =)
“Lord Jesus, help me to always trust in your saving grace, especially when I am tempted and put to the test. Help me to be faithful to you and give me the courage and strength to resist temptation, especially the temptation to compromise or to be indifferent to your word.”
on replay: “saving grace” - planetshakers.
… the thing about the Gospel is that there’s good news for everyone.” —joel houston via http://vimeo.com/12413658
“Being still, resting in God’s presence, and letting God work through my mind and heart.”
Silence. Listen. Dwell. Abide.
… remain with Me, stay with Me.
here I am, Lord.
they want you to work to survive and be successful.
you want to work to make a difference in the world.
dear friend, would you not help me see what i cannot?
dear Lord, please help me not to judge - only seek to understand.
St. Clare of Assisi
i am reminded of why i’m here and Who i’m living for.