Daily Mass Quotes – May 2015

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Elijah’s Whisper – My Whisper

Then 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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05-31-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 31, 2015
(The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, B)
Jesus said to His disciples, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”   Mt 28:16-20

Go, baptize and teach!  God the Father is here to answer our prayers, to forgive us and to unconditionally love us forever.  God the Son, Jesus, is with us always as our model, our guide and our leader.  And God the Holy Spirit is here to strengthen us, to give us wisdom when we may be lost, and to fill us with the Love that Jesus commanded us to always have for one another.  When we can believe and rely on our God for all our needs and wants, He will answer us in a million+1 ways.  Trust in Him!

Thanks for being with us this month, beloved!
You ARE very blessed,
and loved!

05-30-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 30, 2015
When I was young and innocent, I sought wisdom openly in my prayer.  I prayed for her before the temple, and I will seek her until the end,    Sir_51:12-20

Where is she (Wisdom) we may ask?  She is in the decisions we make.  She is in the answers we give (or don’t give).  She is in the care we show to others.  She is in the love we have for God and for one another.  Seek her always, beloved and your life will be filled with joy!

05-29-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 29, 2015
Continuing on the theme of faith, Jesus said, “Have faith in God.  Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him. Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.”  Mk 11:11-26

Not an inkling of doubt, beloved.
BELIEVE, and it will be done.

05-28-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 28, 2015
(Saint Mary Ann de Paredes)
A blind man pleaded for Jesus’ pity.  Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, ‘Go your way; your faith has saved you.”  Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way. 
Mk 10:46-52

Interesting!  Mark’s record of Jesus’ response to the blind man used the exact same words as Jesus’ response to the disciples request for glory in yesterday’s Gospel reading, “What do you want me to do for you?”  And yet, the request for glory resulted in Jesus’ correction of their self-centered mindsets, while the request for sight resulted in vision for the blind man because of the faith he had in Jesus.  Jesus said, when we have faith, we can move mountains.  And our souls knows when what we ask for is out of selfishness or for the greater glory of God.

In all we do, beloved, always give the glory to God, and we will never find ourselves wanting of anything we need!

05-27-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 27, 2015
(St. Augustine of Canterbury, Monk)
In answer to the disciples’ request for the glory of sitting at His right and left in the Kingdom that He spoke of, Jesus said, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.  For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mk 10:32-45

So whenever we get those feelings of being ignored, beloved, of not getting our just and fair reward, of missing out on that high and mighty recognition that everyone else seems to get, remember these words of Jesus and relax.  God sees our efforts and God knows our hearts desires.  If those desires are based on our love of Him and our love for one another, we WILL receive what Justice demands when we come into His Kingdom.  And it will be a glory beyond even the highest throne we can imagine, here in this ‘worldly’ life!

05-26-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 26, 2015
(St. Philip Neri, Priest)
The apostles were beginning to feel a little under-appreciated for all they had given up for the Lord.  Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.”   Mk 10:28-31

Today’s Scriptures talk about oblations.  An oblation is our offering to God.  It may be an act of good will, a prayer, the fruit of our labor (money and time), or even our fasting to become a more disciplined person.  These oblations do not always result in immediate gratification, however.  Actually we shouldn’t be looking for any gratification from the giving of a gift anyway.  But again it’s that old ‘human nature,’ “What’s in it for me?”!

Jesus responds to Peter’s gripe with a fact.  We will receive our due reward, with patient endurance.  It may occur within our worldly lifetime, but it will definitely occur in our eternal lifetime with God.  Of course the classic example is the story of Job.  Job endured the ultimate in loss: of family, possessions and even his own health.  But patient endurance and trust in God eventually led to exactly the reward Jesus described today.

We just may have to endure a little suffering,
but with Patience, Silence and Trust,
we know that God is true to His Word.

And there is our HOPE!

05-25-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 25, 2015
Jesus said to His disciples, “Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God!  It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.”  They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?”  Jesus looked at them and said, “For men it is impossible, but not for God.  All things are possible for God.”   Mk 10:17-27

What was it about this “Kingdom” that Jesus always spoke of, beloved, that was so difficult?  Maybe it’s just this thing we call human nature.  Our nature to want to control our environment and situations.  Our nature to build our own little worlds of safety and security through possessions and wealth.  Ever wonder why that insurance business has thrived  so well?  We need our security!  Just in case whatever might happen, we’re covered!

I don’t think Jesus is saying that we should not protect ourselves, but He is telling us to lighten up on it a little.  Trust in God.  Trust in Him.  You see, the more we can place our complete trust in God, the less we have to worry about; the less we become possessive (to the point of arguments, disputes and wars); the less we become so self-centered that we forget to care for, to love, everyone else around us.  The Kingdom is a COMMUNITY, not an individual.  And the leader of that community is our God.  And WITH God, all things are possible, when we BELIEVE!

05-24-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 24, 2015
(Pentecost Sunday)
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 . . .  Acts 2:1-11

FILLED – with the Holy Spirit.

35-years ago today, our lives became “filled” as well, with a beautiful little baby girl, whom we named Gina.  Happy Birthday Gina!

The wind and the fire, the beauty and the grace of our Lord, who fills us with his love.  Blessed are those who bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit’s love.  And that fruit may be in the form of the new life of others or even new life within ourselves.  When we submit to His will, the will of love for God and for one another, there is no doubt that our lives will be filled with His love for us as well.  Blessed is the heart open to the Lord, open to the wind and the fire of the Holy Spirit!

05-23-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 23, 2015
St. John wrote, “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

And yet, His life is written in our hearts!

05-22-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 22, 2015
Jesus said to Simon Peter,  Simon, son of John, do you love me?”  Jn_21:15-19

Do you remember when your mom was upset about something you did and she would call for you by your full, baptized name, “James Michael Whatever, Junior!”  You knew you were in trouble, because at all other times it was Jamey or Jimmy.  I think Peter knew that there was something more to this question by Jesus, because not only did He not call him by his nickname, Peter, but He even used his last name (son of John)!  And on top of that He asked it THREE times.  Maybe what it actually meant, was, if you REALLY love me, why did you deny knowing me 3x?  Maybe if you REALLY love me you wouldn’t be out there hiding in your boat, pouting about another bad night of fishing.  Maybe if you really love me, you’d be spending more time in the Bible instead of on the internet or your smartphone!   Hmmmmmmmm!  (and I’m speaking to myself as well)

“Dearly Beloved,  follower of Whispers, do we REALLY, love Jesus?”  Maybe it’s time to feed some sheep and lambs.  And I can sincerely say that, because I just got done teaching a baptism class to the most beautiful three couples, you’d ever want to meet – and the most gorgeous 5-week old little girl!  Want to reaaallllly get high on life?  Feed some ‘I really don’t want to be here‘ sheep with the Love of Jesus – and watch the Spirit brighten up some faces and brighten up some lives!!!!  It’s Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Thank YOU for being here, beloved! 
You ARE very blessed, and VERY loved : )

05-21-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 21, 2015
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, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us,”   Jn_17:20-26

WE, who believe in Jesus, through the word of the apostles, we’re the ones Jesus was praying to His Father for.  And that’s pretty awesome, beloved!  We truly can be ONE with Jesus, God the Father and the Holy Spirit, IF we believe in Jesus.  And we believe through Scripture – as handed down by the apostles, through Community and through the Sacraments of our Church.  All three are critically essential to our formation and our persistence and resilience in the Faith.

“Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.”

05-20-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 20, 2015
When he (Paul) had finished speaking he knelt down and prayed with them all. They were all weeping loudly as they threw their arms around Paul and kissed him, for they were deeply distressed that he had said that they would never see his face again.  Then they escorted him to the ship.   Acts_20:28-38

This was the Ephesians’ response to Paul’s farewell speech.  They loved him so dearly that they wept (loudly) at his departure.  Whom do we know, beloved, that we may never see again, after our last, or next, separation?  Do we bid farewell to every person we ever separate from as though it might be our very last encounter.  Think about it.  We never know!  Let that LOVE show!

Jesus, in praying to His Father for His disciples said, “I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.  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.”  Jn 17:11b-19

It just makes us wonder, beloved, how much do we belong to the world?  Are our lives consecrated to God?  Or are we just lip-service to our faith.  Jesus loves us so much, that he is always praying that we be protected from the “evil one” as well.  Remain in His Love, beloved, always!

05-19-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 19, 2015
St. Paul said to the presbyters of Ephesus, “But now I know that none of you to whom I preached the kingdom during my travels will ever see my face again.  And so I solemnly declare to you this day that I am not responsible for the blood of any of you, for I did not shrink from proclaiming to you the entire plan of God.”   Acts 20:17-27

Kind of a strange farewell.  But, as Paul always is, he was blunt.  He passed on the baton, and now it was up to them to finish the race.  They could focus on the goal and give it their best, or veer off into oblivion.  They knew the rewards and they knew the consequences as well, just as we should.

Jesus, likewise, in His own farewell prayer to His Father, said, “I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. . . .  Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me.  I pray for 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

The baton, passed on again.  This time directly from Jesus, directly from God.  And again it was up to them to pass on the word.  And again it’s our turn to do the same.  To finish the race.  To assure that there will be others to continue to pass on His saving Word, until he returns to collect us all for paradise.

05-18-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 18, 2015
Jesus said, “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”   Jn 16:29-33

Take courage, beloved!  Jesus has conquered!
He is always with us.  He will never leave us.
He is our strength, our companion, our brother, our Savior!
Always have Faith in Jesus!

05-17-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 17, 2015
(The Ascension of the Lord)

The TWO witnesses . . .

At the Ascension of Jesus: . . . as they (the disciples) were looking on, he (Jesus) was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.  While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?  This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.  Acts 1:1-11

At the Resurrection of Jesus: . . . at daybreak on the first day of the week they (the women) took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.  They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the deadHe is not here, but he has been raised Luke 24:1-6

At the Transfiguration of Jesus: Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.  While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.  And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Lk 9:28-31

In John’s Revelation: The Lord said, I will commission my two witnesses to prophesy for those twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth.”  These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.   Rev 11:1-14

Jesus said, “if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  Mt 18:19-20

Jesus is always revealed by “the two.”
So when He said, “whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you”  Jn 16:23b-28 as we’ve heard in most of the readings this week, we’ll need at least two of us to do, to agree on, the asking!  Think about that, beloved.  How many times have we pleaded with God to take away that pain, the pain of life, the pain of loneliness, the pain of suffering, and nothing happened?  Maybe it was because we didn’t have anyone else supporting that prayer.  The two witnesses seems to be quite necessary, quite required, both in God’s speaking to us and in return.

For where two or more are gathered in my name . . .

05-16-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 16, 2015
Jesus said, “I came from the Father and have come into the world.  Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”  Jn_16:23b-28

At some point in time, everybody leaves.  Jesus promised, however, that He would come back for us.  He is with us in Spirit, even now.  But one day we will all be together again, in that kingdom of His!

05-15-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 15, 2015
Jesus told His disciples, “I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice,
and no one will take your joy away from you.”  Jn_16:20-23

They say that happiness is fleeting, but joy is eternal.  It’s funny how sometimes we can get so frustrated with life, or other people’s attitudes, that we just want to let it all go and let loose.  And that’s a normal emotion.  Even Jesus got so frustrated with what was going on in the Temple, that he expelled the sales people and turned over their tables.

As long as those outbursts of frustration don’t take over our entire lives; and as long as no-one gets hurt in the process, it really IS OK to ‘let go’ every once in a while, instead of holding it all in.

Today we heard of one such encounter that Paul experienced with the Jews in Corinth.  You see, as Paul was completing, this second missionary trip to Europe, from his home base in Antioch, Syria, he ran into opposition by some of the Jews who lived there.  They just did not want to believe that Jesus was the promised messiah, the Christ that their Scriptures prophesied about.

And yet, they were stifled by the political rulers, because they were not able to expel Paul from their town.  We can just imagine how their internal frustration must have grown over time.  So when this new Roman Senator, Gallio, who was the brother of the famous philosopher, Seneca, finally came into power, in 51 AD, the Jews reveled at the thought that here was their big chance to eliminate Paul and his teachings, once and for all.

Needless to say, Gallio didn’t buy it!  Which was the final straw that broke
the camel’s back.  The Jews went ballistic, and as we heard, in a fit of rage, they ravaged their own leader, who most likely advised them against attacking Paul in the first place.

You see, those Jews became so focused on being ANTI-Christian, that they actually became anti-Jewish in the process, by breaking their own commandment of loving God and their neighbor.  It was the same thing that happened to the Sanhedrin, who condemned Jesus.  And it’s the same thing that is happening in our own day with other radical “religious” groups.  And if we’re not careful, it is the same thing that can happen to any one of us, if we keep our focus too strongly on the “anti” rather than on the “pro.”  We can be so focused on being ANTI-bad, that we forget to be PRO-good and actually become the very bad we’re fighting against, ourselves.

You see, just as Jesus taught, Paul didn’t let those negative Jews overwhelm him.  Instead, he shook the dust from his feet and went on, teaching and preaching to the Gentiles, who were open to listening and believing.  Paul’s Happiness may have been fleeting, but his Joy – truly was eternal.

Jesus likened our trials and frustrations, in this world, to a woman in labor.  He told us that there will clearly be pain in this life, because evil will continue.  Because, like those unbelieving Jews, there will always be people who refuse the “pro,” for the temporary thrill of being ANTI – everything.

But we CAN rest assured in this – life of frustrations, because we know that
– it truly is JOY that we have to look forward to.  And it’s that JOY-of-Jesus that no-one can ever take away from us.  So, yes, those sometimes short, moments of Happiness may be fleeting, but our JOY with Jesus is ETERNAL!

And, Praise be to God, for the grace of knowing, for the grace of our Faith!

05-14-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 14, 2015
(St. Matthias, Apostle)
Jesus said to His disciples, It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.  This I command you: love one another.  Jn 15:9-17

We have been chosen, beloved.  Now it’s up to us to follow through . . . “Love one another!!!”  Now, that shouldn’t be that tough!

05-13-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 13, 2015
(Our Lady of Fatima)
St. Paul, in preaching to the people of Athens about God, said,it is he who gives to everyone life and breath and everything.  He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us.  For ‘In him we live and move and have our being,’ Acts_17:15, 22—18:1

A magnificent sunrise or sunset.  The glory of a full and bright double rainbow.  The shape of an angel in the clouds.  The thunder of a waterfall.  The power of a tornado, hurricane or earthquake.  The intricacy of nature.

Do these awesome sights, sounds and wonders spark our appreciation, our praise of God, beloved?  Might they cause us to grope for Him, and maybe even find Him?

Then, what about our very beings?  Can we not see God working in the very workings of humanity?  St. Paul tells us that, “In Him we live and move and have our being.”  Jesus, in speaking of the Holy Spirit said, “He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”  And then he continued in the same breath about God His Father, saying, “Everything that the Father has is mine;”  Jn 16:12-15

A PERFECT unity!  God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and God the Son.  Every word, every thing belongs to one and all.  And by our baptisms, we are included in that unity as well.  We are one with God and with one another.  And as we continue to grow in our faith, we come to realize that Truth more and more.  With every breath we take:  We ARE ONE!

05-12-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 12, 2015
Jesus said to His disciples that the Holy Spirit will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me;  righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”  Jn_16:5-11

Through the Holy Spirit, beloved, we WILL be enlightened in the Truth!  Believe, See, and Know that the victory has already been won!  And Jesus, and we are the victors!

05-11-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 11, 2015
Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, said to Paul, . . .  “If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home,” and she prevailed on us.   Acts 16:11-15

Come, Lord Jesus, and stay in my home!

05-10-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 10, 2015
(Sixth Sunday of Easter, B)
St. John wrote, In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.  In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.  1 Jn 4:7-10

05-09-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 9, 2015
Jesus said, because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.  Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’  If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.”  Jn_15:18-21

Yet never forget, beloved, that this world is passing away.  But the love of Jesus will never pass away.  It is worth far more than any “little” persecution the world can impose on us (even death).  FAR MORE!

05-08-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 8, 2015
Jesus said to his disciples: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”   Jn_15:12-17

No greater love!  What Jesus was willing to do and actually did for us!  How could we not love Him in return!!  Now, to translate that to everyone else…  That is His commandment!  Love!

05-07-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 7, 2015
Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.  Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.”  “I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete. Jn_15:9-11

So, keeping commandments = love = joy.  Sounds like a pretty simple formula.  And when it might seem a little difficult, just ASK, and Jesus will be there to help!

05-06-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 6, 2015
Jesus said, “. . . without me you can do nothing.” Jn 15:1-8

The Ember book series tells the story of life after the earth was devastated by  war.  There are no more modern conveniences like electricity and the light produced by it.  And when one of the wandering nomads finds a box of light bulbs, the people don’t even know what they are.  It’s not until one young boy learns how to read and constructs a crude generator to produce electricity that the purpose of the light bulbs is finally discovered.

You see, the bulbs were useless until they were connected to an energy source.  Jesus is the source of our lives!  Without Him we are just as useless as those light bulbs.  Enormous potential, but never fully utilized until we are connected and remain in Him.  Jesus is the Root, Source and Summit of all life.  Come, beloved, and connect!

05-05-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 5, 2015
Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give it to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.   Jn_14:27-31a

At a recent Conference, I came across the following quote from a priest in Farmington, MO, named Fr. Valleroy.  It was too good not to share.  Without his permission, but of his blessings, here is an excerpt:

Symptoms of Inner Peace

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously,
    rather than in fear based on past experiences
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
    as it comes
  • A loss of interest in judging other people and
    interpreting their actions
  • A loss of interest in conflict
  • A loss of the ability to worry
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
  • Feelings of connectedness with others and nature
  • Frequent attacks of smiling
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen,
    rather than trying to make them happen
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended
    by others, and the uncontrollable urge to extend it!

From Fr. Rickey Valleroy, Farmington, MO

If you’re feeling any of these symptoms, beloved – know that it is Christ’s inner peace that you are coming down with – AND THAT’s a good thing!

05-04-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 4, 2015
Jesus said to His disciples, Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”   Jn 14:21-26

Dwelling within us, beloved, is our Lord and Creator.  The Holy Spirit testifies to that along with our works.  And our “works” are to keep His Commandments.  And His Commandments are simply to Love God and Love one another.  When we can root out all hatred and evil in our lives and LOVE, then we know that Jesus is working within us.  Jesus and our Father is dwelling within.  What an awesome thought!  What an awesome reality!

Blessings!

05-03-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 3, 2015
(Fifth Sunday Easter, B)
Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth (keeping His Commandments).  . . .  And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us.   1_Jn_3:18-24

Believe in Him and Love one another.  Beyond these, all else falls into place.  And it may not always be pretty in the here and now, but it truly will be well worth it in the (next) life to come.   Happy Sunday beloved!

Link to today’s homily
Remain in me

05-02-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 2, 2015
(St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
Jesus told His disciples that IF they believe in Him, whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”  Jn 14:7-14

So: 1. DO we truly believe?  2. Are we asking so that the Father may be glorified in the Son (or are we asking out of our own selfishness)?  And 3. Have we ever actually tried it – asking God the Father something that would bring glory to Him, in Jesus’ Name?  Try it sometime – from the heart, through the Holy Spirit and you just might be surprised.  Then again, IF you truly believe – it’s clearly NO Surprise!  God loves us and will do anything for His children.
BELIEVE!

05-01-15 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 1, 2015
(St. Joseph, the Worker)
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You have faith in God; have faith also in me.  . . .   “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  Jn 14:1-6

God’s blessings, beloved.  And a very happy May to you!  Gotta love those words – “Do not let your hearts be troubled!”  BECAUSE – Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.  There is no darkness, there is no death in Him.  What Joy there is, living in Jesus.  Come, beloved and live!

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Happy May, beloved!
Please stop by and visit April’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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