Tuesday, December 30, 2014
In Christ alone, my hope is found.
In Mary, His mother, my requests land on fertile ground.
With her love, for all her Son’s people
She brings to Him, the pleas of all the feeble.
She brings to Him our requests that find favor
And asks that He grant them for all who labor
Here on earth seeking heaven’s gates
Guarded by Peter, founder of the Church, Earth seems to hate.
In MARY alone I find Jesus Christ, incarnate.
In MARY’S womb alone I find God made flesh.
In MARY’S heart alone I find the sword of Simeon’s prophecy.
In MARY’S soul alone, I find the Mother and Nurturer and Bearer and Lover of Jesus Christ, who is GOD.
I’d say there is much hope to be found in Mary, because God willed Himself to be found in Her from all eternity, and She said yes.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matt 5:13-16)
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Such was Mary, that her life is an example for all. Have then before your eyes, as an image, the virginity and life of Mary from whom as from a mirror shines forth the brightness of chastity and the form of virtue.
St. Ambrose, (De Virginib. L. ii., c. ii.)
Sunday, December 7, 2014
"For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment, and with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ, shall rise first.Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air, and so shall we be always with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort ye one another with these words.”
- 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17
Thursday, December 4, 2014
BURN YOUR SHIPS
"When the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés
arrived on the shores of Mexico in 1519, he
discovered that he was up against a powerful
empire. With 600 men and a few horses and
canons he was to face the Aztecs, a vast empire
whose capital was larger than any city in Spain,
and whose religious festivals saw tens of
thousands of human lives sacrificed in a weekend.
His men were justifiably terrified. They wanted to
hop back in their ships and sail home.
So Cortés burned the ships.
There was really no possibility of turning back.
We need to have this same mentality when faced
with the temptation to go back to the old life. Are
there sins that still hold allure to you? You need to
sever those ties! If you find yourself looking back
with fondness for some sin, say a prayer that God
will give you grace to strengthen your resolve, that
you may walk in the light of life.