19 May 2011
Do We REALLY Need to Meditate? What is the Difference Between a Life WITH Meditation and a Life WITHOUT Meditation?
We will meditate today: First, upon the excellence of the interior life; and, in order that we may understand it, we will compare it with the exterior life, which is the life of the world. Second, we shall see that it raises the Christian to the height of the divine life in Jesus Christ. We will then make the resolution: first, to avoid all that dissipates us, or to which we have an attachment, such as certain kinds of society and certain conversations; second, to enter into the spirit of Christ by often asking ourselves: Is it thus that Jesus Christ would speak or act? Is this the spirit or the intention which would direct His words or His acts? Our spiritual nosegay shall be the words of St. John: “God Hath sent His only begotten Son into the world that we may live by Him.” (1 John 4:9)...read more
08 Mar 2011
We will consider today how the mystery of Jesus outraged in the Eucharist causes to shine forth: first, His humility: second, His meekness; third, the perfection of His recollection. We will then make the resolution: first, to treat everyone today with great meekness and humility; second, in the midst of the general license to maintain ourselves in a spirit of recollection and prayer. Our spiritual nosegay shall be the invitation of the Psalmist: “Come, let us adore and fall down and weep before the Lord.” (Ps. 94:6)...read more
03 Dec 2010
After having meditated upon the coming of the Savior at the end of the world, we will now meditate on His coming and His reign in our hearts by grace, and we shall see, First, that this reign is full of sweetness and of joy; second, that all the joys of the world are not to be compared to it. We will then make the resolution, first, to place all our delight in God alone, and our pleasure in His good pleasure; second, to maintain, by a habit of recollection, the reign of Jesus Christ in us; and we will beg of Him, by frequent aspirations, to live forever in our hearts. Our spiritual nosegay shall be the words of St. Paul: “Rejoice in the Lord always.” (Philipp. 4:4), or else the words of St. Augustine: “May everything be bitter to me, that Thou alone may be sweet to my heart.” (Solil. 22)...read more
02 Aug 2010
All our being is from God. We are only His stewards and administrators; He alone is the proprietor. What were we in the eternity which preceded our birth?...read more
20 Jul 2010
Wow, I was quoted in Business World!!! Thanks to GS for sending me this link!
Capital View — By Mercedes B. Suleik
Fashion and Style vs. Modesty
To be fashionable, does one have to be immodest? Does being attractive mean that a woman should arouse the prurient attention of man? Do fathers and mothers want their daughters to be objects of lust? Their sons to be salivating brutes?
These days, it would seem, there is an overwhelming tendency to flaunt and exhibit a woman’s body…and yes, for that matter a man’s as well. We see this in magazines, print advertisements, … Read the rest...read more
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