The living Spirit
Would that I could persuade all men to be devoted to this glorious Saint [Joseph] …
Daniel said, ‘If the body is strong, the soul weakens. If the body weakens, the soul is strong.’ He also said, ‘If the body is prosperous, the soul grows lean; if the body is lean, the soul grows prosperous.’
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
Remember that you are called to other things besides these earthly and material goods, which threaten to divert you from the essential.
God is found in the gentle breeze perceived by Elijah. The senses that find God are the ones St Ignatius called spiritual senses …
Father, you created each one of us in your own image. / Yet yours is a world made glorious by its rich diversity. / This we sometimes misunderstand, sometimes fear.
Those periods of dryness [in prayer] can be when God is closest to us and when we grow the most. In those times, our prayer is motivated by pure love, and we do not come to God for the comfort we receive.
God of compassion, you await the sinner’s return and spread a feast to welcome home the lost.
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