This past Sunday's Old Testament Reading was the Offering of Isaac. I didn't expect that reading to be paired this week with the Gospel reading about the Transfiguration, and that gave me pause. Our Isaac was buried on the Feast of the Transfiguration. Early in high school, Isaac Scharbach … [Read more...] about God provided a ram
Last night trying to paint was tortuous. It took great willpower to force myself to do it. O God, how dependent I am on your grace! Today I read in morning prayer the passage of John when Jesus asks three times of Peter, "Do you love me?" At the end he tells Peter that when he was young he dressed … [Read more...] about (Offering of Isaac) Dependent on Grace
O my Father, my day is yours. I consecrate each of my days as gifts from you and to your service. Everything else I do is extra, but even in my work, and in my business, may I always be searching for you and find peace. Prayer Journal, February 4, 2015 Read previous offerings: My soul … [Read more...] about “My day is yours”
O God, I have comfort in you. My soul finds peace in you. O God, you will provide for my needs; you sooth my injury. Bring to fruition in me, my Father, a greater desire to please you, to serve you. I am your servant on whom you have bestowed so many blessings. Give me a peace and a love and a joy … [Read more...] about My soul finds peace in you
O God, I offer all my sufferings up to you. I accept the crosses you are calling me to bear. Only give me the grace to endure them. Give me the grace that even through difficulty I may have joy, deep joy and thanksgiving in you. As you said to St. Paul, your grace is sufficient for me. May I always … [Read more...] about Grace is sufficient
O Jesus, I bow before your altar. I know that you are not here physically, but you are still here. I am crying and it is hard to say what I feel. I have just read through chapter 5 of Michael O'Brien's Island of the World, but my tears are not for the story but for your Church and your own Body, O … [Read more...] about If you give me anything, only let me love Jesus.