Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ego ero eis Deus (Ez 37:23)

I will deliver them from all their sins of apostasy,
and cleanse them so that they may be
my people and I may be their God.

O my God, I need your help and deliverance because I am weak and needy. Through my sins I departed from you and forgot about your constant love. Please, cleanse me from my stains and erase my mistakes I do all the time. I want to be your holy one guided by your strong hand of Providence. I know it is also your desire to live within me, your child, and to be my Father. Your presence makes me holy and in your sanctuary I receive grace after grace... My heart is full of happiness, you gladden me and change my sorrows into joy. Thank you.  

Dominus bellator fortis (Jer 20:11)

The Lord is with me, like a mighty champion.
Lord of hosts, who test the just, 
who probe mind and heart.

It's good to have somebody very close who is strong. Then you feel more self-confident and are ready to do many things. If God is the one to whom you have entrusted your life, it's great. But to entrust yourself means to focus your mind and heart on him. It means to think about him and to love him from whole heart. It's like a prayer: I love you, O Lord, my strength, O Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer (Ps 18:2). It's a strong conviction that you are a son of God and the Father is in you and you are in the Father (Jn 10:40).  

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tu pactum meum custodies (Gen 17:9)

On your part, you and your descendants after you,
must keep my covenant throughout the ages.

To be faithful is a key to success. It means to be faithful towards God and people. Moreover and also very important to be faithful to oneself all the time. Therefore, there are two commandmends: you should be faithful and love your God and people. However, it is very difficult if you do not love yourself and are not faithful in your vows. 
God and people around you want to help you, but first of all you need to prove yourself faithful. Furthermore, each of us makes promises either to God or to friends, or to oneself every day. And we are great if we are able to fulfill these promises, but very often we are too week to do so. Nevertheless, God always is faithful and ready to come with help even to those who are unfaithful.   

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vos de deorsum estis, ego de supernis sum (Jn 8:23)

You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above.
You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world.

There is a big difference between the God's vision and human's vision of the reality. We can only recognize three dimensions, but God sees sees everything from other perspectives. We are not able to go further if He does not invite us and does not allow to do so. One reason of that situation is our sinfulness which seperates us from God's light and holiness. Therefore what we can is to believe and to wait for His grace and mercy which open the gates to His Kingdom. Because if our heart is not ready and prepared, it cannot understand any word from its God. But if our heart is silent and peaceful, the words of God are like beautiful music for it. For instance: The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him (Jn 8:30).   

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Non petam et non tentabo Dominum (Iz 7:12)

The virgin shall be with child,
and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel,
which means 'God is with us!'

The miracles always happen in the world because God is present there all the time. The most important miracle is God's presence among people from the moment of the world's creation. Everything what exists is a sign of this presence because everything exists in Him. Moreover, God gives us senses to experience Him in daily life. Our happiness depends on finding Him around and inside our humanity. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

An angelic dream

If I were an angel
Who dreams to descend from heaven
To feel a tender puff of wind in the field,
To touch a drop of dew with his finger,
To taste a sweet cake like a joyful child,
To smell the scent of flowers in the spring,
And to admire the highland landscape,

I would ask a favor from my Creator
Who can make all dreams come true
To give me a sensitive body and warm heart,
To open my hands for embracing the creatures,
To put on my face a sincere smile,
To let the brisk air irritate my nostrils,
And to make me marvel at tiny miracles.

And God performed an amazing wonder,
Asked me to close my eyes,
Silenced my thoughtful mind,
Showed me a mysterious land,
And invited me

In tempore beneplaciti exaudivi te (Is 49:8)

In a time of favor I answer you,
on the day of salvation I help you;
and I have kept you and given you
as a covenent to the people.

O my God! There is a time when you speak to my heart directly. There are moments when I know your words directed to myself. Then I am certain you have chosen me and sent me to announce you. Indeed many people need to hear your message of peace and of happiness; so many are in darkness and in the prison of their life. They are waiting for help and look for a light and fresh water to recover from their weaknesses.  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sicut Dominus Deus noster adest (Deut 4:7)

For what great nation is there 
that has gods so close to it
as the Lord, our God, is to us
whenever we call upon him?

O my God! I feel you close to me. But I cannot reach you with my senses. You are always above. I try my best but it is still a wall between us. I think that this wall is only from my side, but nevertheless there is a division. Please, help me to destroy this terrible barrier which seperates us from each other. Speak to my heart! I year for your voice and spirit to support my weak soul. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Suffraga mihi soli (Est 17q)

Help me, who am alone and have no help but you!

Loneliness, homelessness, isolation - we experience these feelings very often. Our soul would like to cry for help, but she is like dumb and paralyzed. Only thing she is able to make is crying and weeping inwardly in silence.
In that situation God has no choice and has to come down with his grace. He always turns our mourning into gladness, and our sorrows into wholeness. His consolation fills our soul and happiness is shown on the face immediatly. Our soul wants to sing and worship her Savior and Giver of divine gifts. 
After such a prayer our soul has strengh to move the mountains and to do everything. Because during this prayer God creating a clean heart makes her holy.