Thursday, October 31, 2013

Caritas Christi (Rom 8:35).

The love of Christ.

God's love towards us has revealed itself in Jesus Christ. Through his example, life and death, he showed us how strong the divine love is. Furthermore, he has always been for us and ready to help us. Consequently, nothing is able to seperate us from the love of the Son of God. Although in anguish or distress, we are supported by his Spirit. For that reason, we are not afraid even to sacrifice our life. For we are assured that we will conquer in the end thanks to the divine grace. Therefore, we keep praying and asking the Lord to be with us all the time. Because apart of him we are wretched and poor. We need his mercy and kindness as we commit sins and fall. Nonetheless, he stands at the right hand of his children to save us if only we turn to him earnestly. Overall, he yearns to gather us together in the heavenly kingdom due to his everlasting love. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spiritus adiuvat (Rom 8:26).

The Spirit comes.

I live thanks to the power of the Holy Spirit. I can wake up, pray, work and rest by this divine grace. Although I am weak as a human, I am strong as the child of God. For I am supported from above so as to fulfill my daily tasks. Consequently, I try my best to cooperate with the God's will. I listen to the divine voice carefully not to make mistakes any more. Thus, I am told that all things work for good for me who love God wholeheartedly. In addition, I am called according to his purpose in order to be conformed to the image of the Son of God. It is a great honour which I have received freely. For that reason, all my hope is in the loving kindness of my Lord. Also I do depend on his grace and blessings which are given to me through the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Passiones huius temporis (Rom 8:18).

The sufferings of this present time.

As Christians we are still on the go. We do experience suffering like others but are not afraid. For we believe that the everlasting happiness is waiting in heaven. Obviously, we would like to be with God yet, but we are also patient knowing that the divine will must be fulfilled. All the time we keep the strong hope that one day we will be set free from our futility. Then, we will share in the glorious freedom of the children of God. However, on the earth we are called to work hard and progress in love. We are being strengthened by the gifts of the Holy Spirit so as to live a pious life. Moreover, we are sure that we have never been abandoned by the God's grace. Since the Lord has done great things for us. For that reason, we are glad despite the sufferings of the present time.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Auxilium meum a Domino (Ps 121:2).

My help is from the Lord.

As a human being I still need the help of the Lord. Therefore, I lift up the eyes of my soul towards heaven. It is the only place I can receive the grace from. I do depend on this help and cannot imagine my life without it. Since my being is the gift of the Holy Spirit who keeps me in existence. The Spirit of God works on me and strengthens me all the time. For the Lord neither slumbers nor sleeps but cares for me. He is my best guardian who accompanies me from the beginning to the end of my life. He defends me from all evil and grants me courage to fight the devil. With the divine grace I am equipped for every good work. I am able to remain faithful and to understand the Scriptures. Moreover, the Holy Spirit makes me capable of accepting the wisdom of God. Consequently, I can proclaim the Good News to the world and encourage others through all patience and knowledge. In such a way, the word of God becomes living and effective. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Contra spem in spe (Rom 4:18).

Hoping against hope.

God sends us many witnesses to the faith. One of them is our father Abraham. He is an example for us all. For he believed in God and spoke with Yahweh. In this conversation he heard the promise of the Lord. Abraham listened carefully and fulfiled the will of God. In his whole life he lived by faith and shared his experience with his relatives. As Christians we are called to keep faith like him. In addition, we should give testimony to the Catholic faith. Since it is our strength and passport to the eternal life. The Lord is believed to remember his covenent for ever. So we can be sure that we belong to his beloved children as well. Eventually, we will enter the heavenly kingdom becoming holy as our predecessor. There we will rejoice and see the fulfilment of the God's promises made for a thousand generations.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Prope est Dominus (Ps 145:18).

The Lord is near.

I strongly believe that my Lord is close at hand. For I recognize his presence in the surrounding world. I meditate on the wonderful glory of his Kingdom and want to share it with my sisters and brothers. Then, I give him thanks that he is faithful and blesses me all the time. I cannot be silent because he still broadens my heart to love more eagerly. I am going to be just and holy in all my works. So I need his help and call upon him waiting for his grace patiently. He reminds me of my vocation so as to bear fruit that will last. He encourages me to be a humble witness to the Gospel. Accordingly, I share his divine peace with the people I meet in my life. I am not worried because my Lord is walking with me. Overall, I have never been alone since the Kingdom of God moved in my soul. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Secundum patientiam (Rom 2:7).

Through perseverance.

There is a temptation to give up. Since you can choose the easier way to go every day. However, the christian way is not the easy one. Of course, there are many reasons not to walk this way. For instance the mass-media remind you to relax and to enjoy your life. The other solution is not taken into account. Therefore, you are usually discouraged and hold the priceless forbearance and patience in low esteem. Nevertheless, as a Christian you are led to repentance and perseverance. You are not allowed to have stubborn and impenitent heart. On the contrary, you are to work hard for the eternal life. Finally, you will be repaid accordning to your good works. For that reason, you are supposed to trust in Jesus Christ completely and to share your troubles with him. He is your refuge and will help you to follow him on your cross way patiently.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ex fide in fidem (Rom 1:17).

From faith to faith.

I can progress in faith thanks to the Bible. For meditating on the words of God I try to live according to them. Every day I reveal the new message which the Holy Spirit sends to my mind. Thus, I learn the truth and the divine will becomes evident to me. In addition, the created world confirms this knowledge and testifies to the God's wisdom. For that reason, I cannot justify myself that I do not know what Jesus Christ wants me to do. Obviously, I can follow my own reasoning but always remembering that my mind should cooperate with the divine word. Otherwise, I would be limited and my mind darkened. Accordingly, I read the Good News diligently and find the spiritual light there. I do experience that the word of the Lord is living and effective. Since these words discern reflections and thoughts of my heart.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Vocati sancti (Rom 1:7).

Called to be holy.

Holiness is a goal of my life, because I am called to be holy by my Lord, Jesus Christ. He has chosen me to follow him and to preach the Good News. I know about it from the Scripture and the witnesses who preceded me in the faith. In addtion, I have received the gift of the Holy Spirit through the sacraments of baptism and confirmation. Further, I was ordained in order to be a missionary of gospel to the world. Therefore, I am to progress in faith so as to be a good example for my sisters and brothers. My vocation is to share with others the truth and light of Christ. I am to bring them grace and peace of the Holy Spirit. Overall, all of us are the beloved of God and as his children we are to give him thanks for his kindness and faithfulness. Let us sing him praise joyfully. Amen.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sicut caro pueri parvuli (2 Kgs 5:14).

Like the flesh of a little child.

The miracles happen if you listen to the word of God carefully. If you follow the orders which the Scriptures give you. Further, if you are obedient and pay attention to the people who are sent by God. Thus, your spirit gets healthy and you are ready to fulfill all the precepts of God. In addition, you become thankful and acknowledge that God is a giver of all good things. Also you want to praise him and testify to his wondrous deeds. For you have experienced his kindness and faithfulness toward you. You are even ready to suffer for the Gospel as you know that this saying is trustworthy. In all circumstances you raise your voice to the Lord and ask for his mercy. Since you are aware of your weaknesses and sins. As a result, you are being cleansed by the divine grace and the power of the Holy Spirit. In such a way, you are born again as a beloved child of the heavenly Father.  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Exsultet terra (Ps 97:1).

Let the earth rejoice!

God wants me to rejoice and to be glad. However, I forget what my vocation is and follow my own ideas. Moreover, I often put myself in the centre of the universe and am surprised that I become sad. This place is reserved only for the Lord who is the King of the universe and I should circle round him fulfilling his holy will. In this way happiness and peace will come back to me. Furthermore, the Spirit of God is the source of all good things. For that reason it does not make sense to try to live without his grace. I am rather to look for the light for my heart and gladness in the Lord. Otherwise, I will walk in darkness and feel depressed. My vocation is to dwell under God's wings and to be secure in him. Overall, he is my beloved Father who has created me so as to rejoice and to attain the everlasting joy. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ministri Dei mei (Jl 1:13).

O ministers of my God.

I am a priest of God so as to serve my sisters and brothers. It is a great gift from my Lord, because he chose me and consecrated by the Holy Spirit. Accordingly, I am to pray at the altar and to intercede for people. However, I sometimes do not use all my skills in order to support them. I spend my time on the things which are neither important nor pious. Therefore, I know that I need to focus on the matters of God. I am to come to my Lord and to tell him what happens around me. Since he is waiting for me to silent my mind and to teach me the truth. Moreover, he wants to share with me the divine wisdom and the understanding of the facts. As a result, I recognize his wondrous deeds and his holy presence in everything. For I remind myself that I live, walk and am in God all the time. Thus, I am sure that he judges the world with justice and governs the peoples with equity. In the end, he will draw all to himself as his eternal kingdom comes upon his people. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Diliges (Lk 10:27).

You shall love ...

We are children of God who is love and we are created to be like him. It means we are to love one another with all our being. However, we often forget about this truth. For that reason, Jesus Christ came  so as to remind what our vocation is. Consequently, we ought to read the Scripture carefully and to follow its precepts wholeheartedly. As a result, we will achieve full happiness and peace. We cannot justify ourselves when we do not care about each other. For our responsibility is to see the needs of neighbours and to help them. Our business is not the most important thing but rather gentleness and sympathy towards others. Eventually, we will be checked for our compassion and caring of the poor people. If we are found worthy, we will receive the eternal prize from God's mercy.   

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Per Spiritum Sanctum (2 Tm 1:14).

The help of the Holy Spirit.

The divine word invites me to stir into flame the gift of God which I have. However, I am still very cold and not eager to have my heart warmed. I probably have neither enough courage nor faith to let the Holy Spirit work in me. For that reason, I escape from the difficult situations and fear tomorrow. I need the divine grace and power and love to control myself and to testify that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life. Also I try to overcome all hardships with the strength which comes from God. Since I strongly depend on the truth of the sound words of the Scripture. Further, the grace of the Holy Spirit changes my attitude towards the events which happen in my life. I receive and trust each word of the Holy Bible and it  enlightens everything which is darkened. Every day I would like to grow in faith seeing the miracles which God performs for me. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Confusio faciei (Ba 1:15).

The look of shame.

As human beings we are weak and limited. We usually know about it and often are ashamed too. Nobody on the earth is free from his own constraints and limitations. Further, we commit sins and cannot stop making mistakes. However, the real problem is that we deny this fact. Obviously, each of us used to desobey God and did not listen to his voice carefully. Consequently, many times we broke the covenant with our God. Nevertheless, the good news is that Jesus Christ wishes to bring us out from such a pitiful condition. He is aware of our disobedience and disloyalty but he loves us and wants to destroy our bonds. Just in this way we are able to overcome our sins and to gain the victory of the everlasting life. Since with his grace we can cleanse ourselves and prepare the holy temple for the Holy Spirit in our heart. Therefore, help us God our Saviour, for the glory of your name. Pray wipe away our sins and rescue us for the sake of your holy name (Ps 79:9). Amen.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Angelus, qui praecedat te (Ex 23:20).

An angel before you.

It is not true that you are alone. For God takes care of you through his angels. They are very close at hand and you can always ask them for help. They speak to you and you are to listen to their gentle voice attentively. They transmit God's will so as to obey it. If you follow their advise, your plans will come true and desires will be satisfied. Moreover, your ways will be straight and you will find happiness. Since your journey will be in accordance with the God's wisdom. Therefore, you are invited to trust the Lord and his messangers. In such a way, you will be able to survive everything which happens in your life. You will neither fear nor escape when difficulties arise. By cooperating with these good spirits you will overcome every evil and win all battles on the earth. Finally, you will also look upon the face of the heavenly Father as all angels and saints do.