Tag Archives: perseverence

XLIV. I long for mission, seeking Him to serve

But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. -Mt 24:13 I long for mission, seeking Him to serve. How then fear I the tasks He may appoint? He gives to need, beyond all we deserve, For with … Continue reading

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XLIII. Lord, was I on Your mind that fearful day?

“Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, (and) come down from the cross!’” Mt 27:39-40 Lord, … Continue reading

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XLII. Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past?

“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery, to fall back into fear. But you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” –Rm 8:15 Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past, And taunt … Continue reading

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XLI. How truly late I’ve loved You, faithful God!

Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new! –St. Augustine, Confessions How truly late I’ve loved You, faithful God! How long I saw Your beauty and Your grace And gave but part of me, ignoring prod To … Continue reading

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XXXVII. From Your uncompromising love received

“The LORD, your God, has blessed you in all your undertakings; he has been concerned about your journey through this vast desert. It is now forty years that he has been with you, and you have never been in want.” … Continue reading

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XXXV. O sacred silence, help me hear Him speak!

Then the LORD said, “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 … Continue reading

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XXXII. I yearn to know my Author’s master plan

Then the LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said: Who is this that obscures divine plans with words of ignorance? Gird up your loins now, like a man; I will question you, and you tell me the answers! Where were you … Continue reading

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