Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sectare patientiam, mansuetudinem (1 Tm 6:11).

Persue patience and gentleness.

I often lack of patience and gentleness. Therefore, I am to look for these virtues diligently. First of all, I need to examine my conscience if righteousness, devotion and love is there. Then, I should try to be patient and gentle as I live among people, although I am often egoistic and indifferent. For being focused on my own interests I lose the divine gifts. So I am called to make the noble confession in the presence of my sisters and brothers who are around me. I am to keep faith and to depend on the Lord. He gives me the better sight when I am not able to perceive the needs of people . Thus, I am being raised up from my low desires and invited to show the warmer love. Overall, I want to be kind towards the people I meet on my journey through life. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ecce ego venio (Zec 2:14).

I am coming ...

The best part of the day is to raise your eyes to the Lord. Thus, during the meditation on the Scriptures you escape from the daily business. In such a way, you are taught how to resolve your problems and worries. Consequently, you are granted the light for the future and know what the most important is. Also you see the earthly matters from the different perspective and recognize the true meaning of the events happening in the world. As you pray the holy angels are around you and support you in the difficult times. As a result, you are able to perceive things with great hope and trust in God's Providence. Since your Creator had prepared everything with the purpose. There is the deeper sense and reason in the world which unbelievers cannot comprehend. Nonetheless, the Holy Spirit is certainly working and creating things all the time. This Spirit is like an encircling wall of fire for all people. So you are called to rejoice and discover the grace of God around.  

Friday, September 27, 2013

Discerne causam meam (Ps 43:1).

Fight my fight.

I find rescue at my Lord, Jesus Christ. With him I feel secure from any danger. Otherwise, I worry a lot and am afraid of my enemies. For that reason, I come to the Lord to receive strength and new hope. I need to hear again that he takes care of me all the time. I do not have to go and abide far away, but stay at home with my God. When I am close to him, I live in light and my faith grows up. I am led by the Holy Spirit and reach the holy mountain of God's presence. There I experience the divine peace and joy. Consequently, I become grateful and want to approach closer and closer to the Lord. In addition, I take courage and am ready to fulfill all God's commands. For my strength comes from the awareness of his presence in my soul. His Spirit speaks in my heart and assures me that I ought not to fear. In such a way, I am fulfilled with the divine gifts and do not fight my fight alone.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Factum est verbum Domini in manu (Hg 1:1).

The word of the Lord came through ...

The truth is that my ways and thoughts are often different from the God's ones. Since I have my own plans and ideas which I want to follow. However, I sometimes listen to the word of God and discover that my Lord has prepared the other plan for me. It is very often painful because I would not like to change my own point of view. I'd rather fulfill my own ideas. But Jesus invites me to consider my thoughts carefully so as not to make mistakes. He reminds me that my own endeavours do not make me happy at all. On the contrary, following them I become more and more unhappy and confounded. For I am a human being who desires to satisfy his own bodily and psychological longings. Thus, I forget that the spiritual matters are the most important in my life. And my Lord encourages me to remember this truth. I am called to go up into the hill country of divine wisdom and afterwards to share it with the people who also need the same. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mater fidei

Mother, help of our faith.
Sow in our faith the joy of the Risen One.

We turn to the Blessed Mary so as to find the encouragement in our faith. She has always been with her Son and with all her children to support them. She stood at the cross of her Son and wants to be with us when we suffer on the world. She is our Beloved Mother in our journey to the kingdom of God. Therefore, we come to her and ask to intercede for us.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lumen fidei (Pope Francis).

In the Mother of Jesus, faith demonstrated its fruitfulness; when our own spiritual lives bear fruit we become filled with joy, which is the clearest sign of faith’s grandeur.

The first fruit of faith is joy which fulfills human heart. Accordingly as your faith is strong, you are joyful and ready to share your experience of faith with others. It was also a case in the life of the Blessed Mary who proclaimed the greatness of divine love just after the Annunciation.   

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lumen fidei (Pope Francis).

Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.

Although I do belive, yet I have many questions to be answered. Nonetheless, I follow my Lord Jesus Christ in my journey and trust in him. I do know that he will lead me on the right path towards the kingdom of God. Moreover, I keep in mind the holy and blessed people who proceded me and entered into the heaven. I also want to join them and to become a member of the divine community.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lumen fidei (Pope Francis).

If we remove faith in God from our cities, mutual trust would be weakened, we would remain united only by fear and our stability would be threatened.

We are to be witnesses to the faith among our neighbours. Otherwise, we will not progress in faith. Since faith requires testimony and sharing it with one another. Moreover, we need to announce that we create one human family based on the values as faith, hope and Christian love. Nowadays such a testimony is necessary. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lumen fidei (Pope Francis).

Faith teaches us to see that every man and woman represents a blessing for me, that the light of God’s face shines on me through the faces of my brothers and sisters.

As human beings we do create one family. But as Christians we tighten contacts with this family. Consequently, we are able to offer our life for each other and to follow the example of Jesus Christ our Lord. The reason is that we recognize the Son of God in the faces of our neighbours. In such a way, we participate in the divine blessing.   

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lumen fidei (Pope Francis).

Faith is no refuge for the fainthearted, but something which enhances our lives. It makes us aware of a magnificent calling, the vocation of love.

Faith opens up new horizons in my life. Accordingly, I am ready to be a missionary and to preach the Good News to the people who have no hope. It is my vocation granted by the Lord. Therefore, I am proud of being the witness of the divine love which acts and moves my heart all the time.     

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lumen fidei (Pope Francis).

The man of faith finds support in the God of fidelity, the God who is Amen, and thus becomes firm himself.

My strength comes from the fact that I believe in the Omnipotent God and trust in the Divine Providence. For that reason, I am able to walk through my life with confidence. I do not give up even if I make mistakes or commit sins because I know that the merciful God is always ready to forgive my weaknesses.