Daily Mass Quotes – June 2014

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Elijah’s Whisper – My Whisper

BubblesThen the LORD said (to Elijah), “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.”  A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD – but the LORD was not in the wind.  After the wind there was an earthquake – but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire – but the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.  When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, “Elijah, why are you here?”
1 Kings 19:11-13

Why are YOU here, beloved?

Was it to discover magnificent colors? Was it to find colorful music or awesome videos? Was it just curiosity? Was it accidental? Were you really looking for God, for Hope, for true LOVE somewhere in this menagerie we call the web?

silenceOr were you just hiding in a cave, waiting on the Lord to Whisper in your ear – a Word – LIFE! Life, it’s in You! And YOU are beautiful in the Eyes of God, no matter what the world may say or think.

You are Loved!!

Every day the Lord whispers in our ears – Words of HOPE, Words of LOVE, and maybe not even words – just His JOY in our hearts.

Let’s follow the Scriptures of our daily Mass and see if we can catch those Words – simple but beautiful – Whispers to the Wind . . .

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June 30, 2014
A scribe approached and said to him (Jesus), “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”  Mt 8:18-22

The Son of Man (Jesus) is not going anywhere that we can physically follow.  But if we follow his example, we will have somewhere to go in the next phase of our lives.  We will rest our heads with Jesus for eternity!

fox-denThank you, beloved, for following Him in His Word, here.
It’s the end of another month, with a whole new one to start.
May our loving God bless you in abundance, now and forever!

 

June 29, 2014
(Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles)
St. Paul said, “. . my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.  From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.”  2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18

We pray O Lord that when the time for our departure from this earthly realm comes about, we will be able to profess our faith, just as St. Paul did – with confidence that our reward will be forthcoming – because we kept that Faith in You.

Death of St Paul - Simonet -1887

Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  . . . Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.  For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.  And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”  Mt 16:13-19

And 2000 years later that netherworld is still trying.
But we are strong, beloved, when we keep our faith in Jesus,
regardless of what they think they may do to us!

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter Fine Art Print by Ventura di Arcangelo Salimbeni.

 

June 28, 2014
(Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
After losing track of where their son was, Mary said to Jesus, “Son, why have you done this to us?  Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.”  And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me?  Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”  But they did not understand what he said to them.  He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. Lk 2:41-51

Finding Jesus Harold_CoppingThey did not understand!  And yet, Mary kept all His words and actions in her heart.  For one day they would understand all about Jesus and His Father and our Father.  They would understand about wisdom and anxiety, about pain and hope.  For whatever they, or we, did or do not understand, the Holy Spirit will enlighten us.
Just keep an open heart and mind, beloved.
And it will all make sense, one day!

 

June 27, 2014
(Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)
St. John said, “God is love, and whoever remains in love
remains in God and God in him.”   1 Jn 4:7-16

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”   Mt 11:25-30

sacredheartCome beloved, to the HEART of Jesus, this Love of God.
It is the work that brings us rest.
The work that is so light, so easy, that it takes away all of our stress, all of our pain and all of our hurt.
The work of LOVE.
Jesus.

June 26, 2014
Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.”   Mt 7:21-29

Once upon a time, there were three little piggies and a mean old wolf . . .

Jesus said LISTEN and ACT!
Not listen and make believe.
Not Act without listening.Not my way first, then someday . . .

Listen and act now, for when the floods come and the winds blow, nothing will touch what Jesus sets solidly on Rock.
He is the Rock!  Our rock of salvation.

 

June 25, 2014
Jesus said, “every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.”  “So by their fruits you will know them.”   Mt 7:15-20

Sometimes our intuition is correct in assessing the goodness or badness of certain situations.  Often our judgment is wrong in judging people.  Just because they may appear mean or evil, doesn’t always mean that they are.  Yet if we see others performing evil deeds, then we DO know them by their fruit.  Then is the time to use caution.

Similarly, just because someone’s family may have had troubles doesn’t necessarily mean that a child could not change and become the best person around.  The actual likelihood may be difficult, but that’s where others may have a pretty significant influence the outcome of a “bad apple.”  They could change and there are many examples where they have.  What we are to do is not to judge but just be the best us we can be to everyone!

 

June 24, 2014
(Nativity of John the Baptist)
. . as John was completing his course, he would say, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.  Behold, one is coming after me; I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.’  Lk 1:57-66, 80

Who is it, beloved, whom we feel unworthy to unfasten even the sandals of their feet?  Is it our favorite rock star or Hollywood hero/heroine?  Is our favorite sports player or politician?  Maybe we need to look just a little higher to see who our true hero is.  Jesus is our God and even his own cousin John humbly recognized his own place in the big scheme of things.  Jesus is the One to whom we should look up to, above all!

 

June 23, 2014
Jesus said to his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.  For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.”  Mt 7:1-5

Simple law to live by!

Imagine how much nicer life would be for everyone, if we could all adhere to this simple law – beginning with me!

 

June 22, 2014
(Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord)
Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”   Jn 6:51-58

Just as we can’t live without food and water, we can’t live without the nourishment of God – Jesus.  Jesus in worship (Mass), Jesus in Sacrament (Holy Eucharist), Jesus in community (Church).  Are we hungry, beloved?  Maybe we need a little more Jesus!

 

June 21, 2014
(Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious)
Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.  Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”  Mt 6:24-34

And likewise, EVERY day holds its own joy.
Have we discovered the joy of today, beloved?

 

June 20, 2014
Jesus said, “where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”  Mt 6:19-23

Pretty self-explanatory!

 

June 19, 2014
Jesus said, “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”  Mt 6:7-15

Conditional Mercy!

Jesus gave enough examples, through parable and direct teaching that God’s mercy is conditional upon ours.  With every Lord’s Prayer, we say “Forgive us our trespasses AS WE FORGIVE those who trespass against us.”  God’s mercy upon us, or we may say, His judgment of us, will be based upon our mercy towards others.  Are we forgiving?  Do we vindictively “get back, get even”?  Do we hold grudges?   Our media culture teaches us, through movies and TV that vendetta is justice.

But Jesus implores US to be the merciful ones!  Our mercy will not only help others to be merciful in kind, but it will also be beneficial to us as well.  And that mercy stems from our love, which stems from God’s love.  If we can open our hearts to God’s love, then that love will flow through us in every thought and action we do.

Our mercy is not to be conditional, just as Jesus’ mercy was not.  But our judgment will be dependent upon the actions we take every day of our lives.

May God bless you with Love and Patience and Mercy, beloved.
And may you truly be a mirror of His Love!

Other Conditional Mercy references:
Mt 6: 12; and forgive us our debts,as we forgive our debtors
Mt 6:14,15; (quote above)
Jas 2:13; For the judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
Mt 5:7;  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Mt 18: 32,33;  His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.  Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’
Sir 28:4; Can one refuse mercy to a sinner like oneself, yet seek pardon for one’s own sins?

 

June 18, 2014
Jesus said to his disciples:  “. . when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret.
. .  when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.
. . when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to others to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden.
And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.” Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

JesusHealsLeperRembrandt1655Jesus tells us that nothing is hidden from our Father.  So we are to be humble and honest in all things.  And when honesty may be difficult or perplexing in the face of evil, pray, beloved that God will give you the discernment to choose wisely.  And God, who knows all things, will see the love and wisdom in your hearts, and you will be dealt equally, with respect and mercy.

 

June 17, 2014
Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Mt 5:43-48

love of enemies

Ever pray for something and it actually happened?  If we can even, just remove the hatred within us of others who have hurt us, imagine how much better we would feel.  And then if we go that “extra mile” and actually pray for them – just maybe, they might end up being our best of advocates.  Yes, it’s difficult.  But if we truly want peace in the world – it’s got to start somewhere.  Maybe that somewhere can be us, beloved.  Just as Jesus hoped it would.

 

June 16, 2014
Jesus said, “When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.  If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well.  Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles.  Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.” Mt 5:38-42

A spirit of selflessness.  A spirit of giving.  A spirit of love!

 

June 15, 2014
(Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity)
St. Paul concluded his second letter to the Corinthians with these words:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”  2 Cor 13:11-13

What more beautiful greeting or farewell could ever be said, beloved, especially on this Trinity Sunday!

God’s LOVE is immeasurable.  He is our Creator, our Father/Mother, Lover.  And out of His great love for us He gave to us His only begotten Son, Jesus, to teach us how to truly Love one another.

Jesus Christ taught us what GRACE really is.  That unmerited favor that God offers to us constantly.  Even thought we were sinners, Jesus, by His Grace, allowed Himself to be sacrificed for us – because of that great love of God, His and our Father.  And it is through Jesus that we receive Grace as well, which allows us to offer Grace to others, even our enemies.

But when Jesus returned to His Father, He did not abandon us, rather He brought us into Communion with Himself and with the Father through the Holy Spirit.  It is through that same Holy Spirit we are united in FELLOWSHIP with God and one another.

Father, Son and Spirit, blessed Trinity, blessed unity with one another and us!  Praise be to God!

 

June 14, 2014
Jesus said, “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’
Anything more is from the Evil One.”   Mt 5:33-37

Jesus was talking to His disciples about making promises.  Ever make a promise that you were not able to keep?  It’s not only embarrassing, but it really hurts your integrity.  People loose their trust in you.  But you know what – sometimes it’s so hard to say no.

DecisionsSo the next time that opportunity comes up to make a promise, take a deep breath, ask Jesus to help you in that decision, and if you’re not sure – ‘Just say NO.”  And be sure of this:  there will unquestionably be more than enough other opportunities to say Yes!  And the best place to start is by saying YES to Jesus.  Always let Him come first and your integrity will be Rock Solid!  God bless you always, beloved!

 

June 13, 2014
(St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church)

A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD—
but the LORD was not in the wind.
After the wind there was an earthquake—
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was fire—
but the LORD was not in the fire.  1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16

So when they blame the LORD for all the calamities of our world, remember it was not He who disobeyed and left us.  He is always there, waiting for us to come back.  He is there to comfort us when all those calamities do happen.

All we need do is listen for His Whispers!

Jesus said, “I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”   Mt 5:27-32

So when they say “the Church” is evil and wrong to chastise us for divorce, remarriage and breaking our Communion with her, guess they may just as well blame Jesus who professed that chastisement first.  Point is, adultery is a sin against one of God’s Ten Commandments given to Moses.  It dates back pretty far.  And God knows that broken unions hurt a whole lot more and longer than the little bit of hurt that reconciliation may cause.  And God loves us too much to see us hurt ourselves.  But He won’t be the one to stop us, just as we can’t truly stop our own kids from not listening to us and hurting themselves.  The best we can do is warn and warn and warn, just as God warns us.

All we need do is listen for God’s Whispers!

Then the consequences for our doings are our own reward or punishment.

Blessed be God our comfort and our strength!

 

June 12, 2014
Jesus said, “. . if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”   Mt 5:20-26

"Reunion", 1977, by Josefina de Vasconcellos, Hiroshima Peace Park

“Though a trickle may pass between us,
we are both connected by that same trickle.
Though a sea may sit between us,
we still both fish and live by that same sea.
Though an ocean may stand between us,
it is still a small world that connects us.
OUR world, our lives, our Love.”

So, BE reconciled beloved,
for we are . . .
One! 

. . . and in that Oneness is . . .
LIFE

 

June 11, 2014
(St. Barnabas, Apostle)
Jesus said to his disciples:  “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.  I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.  Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place.”   Mt 5:17-19

When we were kids our parents didn’t have to tell us more than once to eat our dinners over the dish on the kitchen table.  We knew the consequences if we didn’t.

Then when we had kids of our own, we began to understand why our parents wanted us to be so neat at dinnertime.  You see, they were the ones who had to clean the dishes, and the table, after we ate, and they weren’t real excited about having to clean the floor every night as well.

And so we taught our kids the same thing.

But maybe we weren’t quite as forceful with them as we should
have been, because we were constantly telling them to eat over the table instead of the floor, (let alone the dish).  And we were constantly having to clean the floor too.

Now that we have grand-kids, it seems that everyone has just given up on the concept of eating over the table.  The floor is just another accepted, regular chore.  The trick now, is trying to keep them from tracking that food all over the house.

It’s interesting to look back at how we are first taught right from wrong.  In that learning, maybe we’re told why certain rules were made and maybe not.  But it almost always had to do with ‘our own goodGod gave Moses the Ten Commandments because they were designed for the good of the Israelite people.

Jesus summed all those Commandments up by telling His disciples to Love one another.  And in doing that, He insisted that just because His was a shorter Commandment, it did not eliminate the importance of any of the other Ten.

You see the basis for keeping the floor clean was to prevent us
from getting sick from rotten food tracked all over the house, and the bugs that food would attract.  The table and the dish kept the food in a more confined place.  But when all of those helps were ignored, the food would get all over the floor and the people would begin to get sick – unless a bunch of additional work was done by someone.

Jesus taught people to Love one another.  And the reason people needed to love one another was to reduce hatred, which led to destruction, wars and premature death.

And the primary means of loving one another was to keep God in high esteem, then our parents, then our neighbors, and then our neighbor’s possessions.  In short, the 10 Commandments!

Unfortunately, as time went on, much of it was forgotten or lost
in translation, just like the kids not eating over the table.  And now, much of the world is in such a state of disorder that the rest of the world just can’t keep up with the clean up.

So what do we need do in order to gain Peace in our world – peace that everyone is praying for and hoping will magically appear?

We need to go back to the original Commandments and then Re-learn – that it is LOVE that truly IS the most important thing in life.  And that Love can only happen through God!

And that is exactly why Jesus came and sent disciples like Peter and Paul and Barnabus – and us!

We can BE the Hope, that so many people are searching for.

The hope of Jesus,
and the hope of Love
that again – can fill their lives
and bring peace to us all.

 

June 10, 2014
Jesus said to his disciples:
“You are the salt of the earth. . . .
You are the light of the world. . . .
. . your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father.”  Mt 5:13-16

LightImagine if EVERYONE: good and bad, believer and non, loud or quiet, big or small, old or young, could just take up this cause.  It is US who can make a difference in the world!
Shine beloved, shine!!!

 

June 9, 2014
Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.”  Mt 5:1-12

We hear about the poor in “spirit”, the meek, and the peacemakers.  Ah well, we’re all there somewhere.  We hear about the merciful, the clean of heart and the mourners and at some point in our lives we’ve all felt we were there too.  But to be persecuted for being a Catholic, for being a Christian, not as many of us, especially in the free part of the world, have had to have that experience.  Would we take a bullet to the head for standing up for our faith?  Would we wear that cross even when the world says we can’t?  Would we rejoice as Peter and John did in chains in prison for their faith?

We are blessed, just for believing!  But how much more can we be blessed for being persecuted!  God loves us even to death – and no one can take that away from us!

Be blessed, beloved!
Be bold for your faith!

 

June 8, 2014
(Pentecost Sunday, A)
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.  Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.   Acts 2:1-11

The Holy Spirit:
Wind – Quick, overwhelming, blown away, breath of life
Fire – Hot, cleansing, enlightening, all-consuming
Tongues – Uniting, understanding,

pentecost. . . the beginning and the ending

In the the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters. Gen 1:1,2

. . . then the LORD God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Gen 2:7

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”  And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.   Jn 20:19-23

We are NEVER ALONE.
Seek Him always beloved, with every
BREATH!

 

June 7, 2014
John the evangelist concludes his Gospel saying, “There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.”  Jn 21:20-25

The Gospel writers pulled little pieces of things they remembered, or read from other writings about Jesus and compiled them into stories that were directed to the Jews or the Gentile audiences.  Some of those stories perfectly agreed with one another, while others had slight variations depending on the writer’s frame of mind.

How did Jesus fulfill the prophesies of the Old Testament?  How did Jesus give us signs that He is truly divine, the Son of God?  What was the significance of the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus?  What was the whole point of the descent of the Holy Spirit and Pentecost?  In those few questions alone, volumes and volumes have been written.  What does Jesus mean to us, today?  Is He just a fairy tale of the past?  Or is Jesus truly Living in our hearts?  Is the Holy Spirit guiding our decisions and leading our lives?
Lots of questions for thought!
Lots of room to grow!

 

June 6, 2014
Jesus said, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Jn 21:15-19

Imagine you’re driving down the road.  You’re a little late in picking up your child from school and you know she’ll be impatiently waiting for you.  You love her so much, and you don’t want to disappoint her, so you push that gas pedal down a little further than the road sign says you should.  And three-quarters the way there you suddenly see that flashing red light in your rear view mirror.  “Oh no, now I’m going to be even later!” you grumble.

When you roll down the window, the stern-faced officer, in a low, monotone voice asks you, “Mr. Jones, son of the mayor, are you a good citizen?” (that was for the first 5 miles over the speed limit).  You say “Absolutely!”  He says, “Be a good example.

Then he asks you again, “Mr. Jones, son of the mayor, are you a good citizen?”  You say, “You know my father, you know I’m a good citizen.”  He says, “Drive responsibly.”  And finally after hearing the question the third time, and knowing that you were 15 miles per hour over the speed limit, you say, “OK, you know that I was driving 15 miles an hour over the limit, but my little daughter is waiting for me at school and I’m already late, that’s why I was in such a hurry, otherwise I really am a good citizen.

SpeederThen he tells you, “You know, Mr. Jones, if you keep driving like this, even if you are a good citizen, you’re going to end up in a wreck.  And what do you think that wreck will tell our town about you?  I know that you’re a good citizen, and I also know that you love your children.  But sometimes you have to prioritize.  And being in a wreck will make you a whole lot later than, even getting a ticket.  So in your great love, be a good citizen too, and everyone will be – a whole lot happier!

St. Peter too, was three times over the limit in his triple denial of Jesus, all for love of himself over his Lord, all for his own self-preservation.  You see, Peter just didn’t have enough faith yet to trust that the Lord would take care of him, even in a stressful situation.

And it just makes us wonder, who do we really love more, ourselves or the Lord?  And are we willing to put 100% of OUR faith and love in Jesus?

 

June 5, 2014
(Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr)
St. Paul was again imprisoned, and the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage. For just as you have borne witness to my cause in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness in Rome.”  Acts 22:30; 23:6-11

Jesus knew that it would not be easy for His disciples, nor anyone who followed His Way.  But He prayed for us.  And in communion with Him we have the strength to carry on.  And our reward will be “eternal.”

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,”  Jn 17:20-26

Peace, beloved!

 

June 4, 2014
Continuing in their farewell addresses, both Paul and Jesus admonished and blessed their friends.  Paul said, “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you, and they will not spare the flock.  And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth to draw the disciples away after them.  So be vigilant . . .  And now I commend you to God and to that gracious word of his”   Acts 20:28-38

gethsemane prayerJesus prayed to His Father, saying, “I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the Evil One.  They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.  Consecrate them in the truth.  Your word is truth.” Jn 17:11b-19

Consecrated in the Word of Truth!

Whenever we, beloved, immerse ourselves in His Word, we become consecrated (made holy) by God.  And there is no better place or life or time (save for sharing that Word with others).

So “Be holy, as I am holy” says the LORD.   Lv 19:2
. . . and all will be well with you!

May God bless you always, beloved,
in Jesus’ Name!

 

June 3, 2014
(St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs)
Paul bid farewell to the priests of Ephesus before leaving for Jerusalem, with the words, “now I know that none of you to whom I preached the kingdom during my travels will ever see my face again.”   Acts 20:17-27

Jesus also prayed to His Father a sort of farewell speech, saying, “I pray for them (His disciples).  I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them.  And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.”   Jn 17:1-11a

And St. Charles Lwanga also bid farewell to those whom he loved, as he was martyred for standing up for his faith and ideals.

We will all someday, beloved, have to bid farewell.  Will it be a farewell of thanksgiving, even in the midst of horror, as it was for Jesus and St. Charles Lwanga?  Will it be a farewell of hope as it was for St. Paul, not knowing what he was heading into?  We pray to our Father that Jesus and the Holy Spirit will strengthen us to LOVE, even when love may seem so far away.  And in our farewells, nothing but love will be left for us to give!

 

June 2, 2014
Jesus said to His disciples, “I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”  Jn 16:29-33

NEVER ALONE !
What words of hope, of peace.

Take courage, beloved.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit will keep you safe!

June 1, 2014
(Ascension Sunday)
Jesus said, “behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”   Mt 28:16-20

ALWAYS with YOU!!!

Light and Time

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Happy June, beloved!
Please stop by and visit May’s Daily Mass Quotes too…
Link below.

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EARLIER MONTH’S QUOTES can be found
in monthly subcategories of – “Whispers

Link to Previous Month’s Whispers

Link to Next Month’s Whispers

Link back to Whispers to the Wind

Link to Saint of the Day
(also in Time page, under Liturgical Seasons section)

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