Carry the Candle!
2/2/23 We carry the candle Into the temple The Candle Given by our God And offered in peace and harmony With the sacrifice of the lamb Together we give glory to God We are the light of the world Perfected in the grace of the Eucharistic feast, and always in harmony and unity with Christ our King! At the Altar of the temple, In sacrifice and celebration, To the Glory and honor of our God! We are the light of the world! The Flame of Love! "My soul doth magnify the Lord" Luke 1:46-55 (DR)"And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name.And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy:As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever."
Make Space and FiIl the Void
1/30/23 St Benedict by his profound humility and profound love Was able to consummate profound courage and profound acts Remove the Spirit of gluttony By simple and habitual acts of mortification And by prayerful and profound acts of charity and love Great love and humility yield great things Do even the little things with great love Humility creates space for grace Love and Grace fill the void 2 Corinthians 12:10 (RSV)"For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong."
Wield the Weapon of Forgiveness!
1/29/23 Forgiveness is a weapon When we forgive from the heart We become a weapon in the hands of God The power the likes the world has never seen We are forgiven as forgive those who trespass against us And when mercy and Grace become the perfect charity of Divine Love it becomes an unstoppable force Christ on the Cross in his greatest torment, United with the Father utters the words of the greatest forgiveness of his enemies, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do!” Have pity on those closest to the evil one. Those who seek dominance over their fellow man! Satan knows his time is short! The worldly wicked are duped and will suffer greatly in this life and some for eternity! Pray for our enemies who know not what they do! Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Flourish in the Flow!
1/28/23 Let us unite in spiritual oneness In a fusion of grace In one harmonious heartbeat In unison with all creation Simple and seamless Let us flourish in the flow Of the Divine Will, of God’s omnipresence and his omnipotence A spiritual oneness in the body of Christ A church of peace and of light Of God’s grace revealed Our Spirits soar and the heavens proclaim the glory of the Lord Joy and Serenity in an all Consuming Fire of Love This is the Flame of Love Now share the goodness of our God In docility and humility Carry the grace given to the world! The Kingdom of God is at hand! Romans 5:20-21 (RSV) "Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Peace and Harmony
1/19/23 The litmus test of living in the Divine Will is Peace Discernment of thought, word, and deed Clean or unclean Good or evil Death or life God’s Will or my Will God’s plan or my desire Peace permeates in the Divine Will Anything else is disrupting John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." Mathew 8:23-27"And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”