The living Spirit
If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. For a canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus communicates, without loss to itself, its superabundant water.
I looked in Scripture to find some suggestion of what the lift I wanted might be. I came across these words from the Book of Proverbs: “Whoever is a little one, let that person come to me” (Proverbs 9:4).
Be daring, be courageous, but never over-particular, for the courage you need means that you must always declare resolutely: “Rejoice in the Lord!”
You are fire; enkindle in me your love. / You are light; enlighten my mind with the knowledge of eternal things. / You are the Dove; give me innocence of life. / You are the gentle Breeze; disperse the storms of my passions. / You are the Tongue; teach me how to bless you always.
O Jesus! True liberty of angels, Paradise of delights, remember the horror and sadness which Thou didst endure when Thy enemies, like furious lions, surrounded Thee, and by thousands of insults, spits, blows, lacerations and other unheard-of cruelties, tormented Thee at will.
The Scapular is essentially a “habit” … two truths are evoked by the sign of the Scapular: on the one hand, the constant protection of the Blessed Virgin, not only on life’s journey, but also at the moment of passing into the fullness of eternal glory;
Spiritual readings – 9 July 2016 Premium06 July 2016
Gracious and holy Father, please give me: intellect to understand you; reason to discern you; diligence to seek you; wisdom to find you; a spirit to know you; a heart to meditate upon you; ears to hear you;
Spiritual readings – 2 July 2016 Premium29 June 2016
St Maria Goretti was a girl whom God’s Spirit endowed with the courage to stay faithful to her Christian vocation even to the point of making the supreme sacrifice of her life.
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