Deuteronomy, Chapter 2, Verse 4 Command the people: You are now about to pass through the territory of your relatives, the descendants ...
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Rogation Monday, May 2, 2016
Micah, Chapter 7, verse 17
17They will lick the dust like a snake, like crawling things on the ground; They will come quaking from their strongholds; they will tremble in fear of you, the LORD, our God.
Micah’s name means “who is like Yahweh”. Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10) Let us this day practice silence as much as possible and contemplate on our God and Savior. Say the Shema Yisrael and call on the Holy Spirit to make this day a turning point in your life.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you realize the universe is more than what we can see, touch and feel. We are not crawly things and we need not build strongholds. May our fear, be the Holy fear, of men of God. This day let us ask the Holy Spirit to help us to know God is without limitations. Help us in the quiet of this day to realize that Jesus Christ, the begotten son of the Living God, came to have mercy on me a sinner.
In our silence, we may this day discover, we are a useless servant yet we are chosen for love by an all-powerful God who chose to become man to suffer the pains in our stead and to save us not only from damnation but to show us how to live and be true men.
All life is a battle and sometimes we fail but like David let us always return to the Lord.
Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Rv. 2:10)
Let us build up our gratitude to the Lord for his saving graces.
“Lord Jesus Christ, you are the strength or the weak and the confidence of those who trust in you. Be my secure confidence and my abundant strength! Teach me to understand myself and to believe in effectiveness of your saving grace. Grant me the courage not to stop trying and teach me the humility to trust in you when I tend to be discouraged by my weakness.
Rogation Days are a Roman Catholic "baptism" of the Robigalia, a pagan procession to gain favor from the Robigo, the Roman god of grain. Since the Church had no objection to praying for the harvest, it threw out Robigo while keeping the procession and prayers. Today would be a good day to reflect on what we want to harvest this fall; so like farmers we must till the soil of our soul reflecting this day on our use of our TIME and look at in what ways we may offer our time to Christ to help build a harvest for His Kingdom. Fast from one meal today and offer it for the intention of God the Father.
 Larry Baumann, The excitement of the spiritual Life.
 A. Francis Coomes, S. J., Fathers’ Manual.
at May 01, 2016
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