MESSAGE OF THE DAY
It is not of God’s severity that He requires much from man; it is
of His great kindness that He will have the soul to open herself
wider, to be able to receive much, that He may bestow much upon
her. Let no one think that it is hard to attain thereunto. Although
it sound hard, and is hard at first, as touching the forsaking and
dying to all things, yet, when one has reached this state, no life
can be easier, or sweeter, or fuller of pleasures; for God is right
diligent to be with us at all seasons, and to teach us, that He may
bring us to Himself, when we are like to go astray. None of us ever
desired anything more ardently than God desires to bring men to the
knowledge of Himself.
– Johannes Tauler
Col 2:6-15; Ps 145:1b-2, 8-9, 10-11; Lk 6:12-19
R. (9) The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.
I will extol you, O my God and King,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.
Praying the Daily Gospels
– by Philip St. Romain:
Luke 6: 12-19 (Jesus chooses the Twelve)
Jesus knew that he would one day die, and he knew that he would not even begin to scratch the surface of a populated earth without the continuous ministry of his followers through the ages. That is why he called the Twelve to be his followers; that is why he still
calls us to minister.
– If someone were to ask you who you are and what is important in
this worldl, how wouldI you answer?
– Spend some time being present to God’s healing Spirit.
SAYINGS OF LIGHT AND LOVE
by St. John of the Cross
– jottings from his notebooks
21. The pure and whole work done for God in a pure heart merits a
whole kingdom for its owner.