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Give Sight to the Blind FREEDOM THROUGH TRUTH - February 13, 2016 ... Faithfulness, I pray and ask you all these things, Righteous Father, so that all the nations be converted and be healed through the Wounds of Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ; Amen This prayer, in my personal opinion is an important prayer and contains within itself much worthy of meditation. But, my focus at the moment is on the bolded line that begins "open the eyes of those who see and see, yet never perceive". Seeing but not perceiving is one of the serious maladies of our times. To perceive ...http://freethroughtruth.blogspot.com/2016/02/give-sight-to-blind.html
Squeezing Through the Crack THE CLOISTERED HEART - February 2, 2016 ... so I could have just a tiny taste of the spiritual life I once knew. Then the Holy Spirit brought the Cloistered Heart to me. The Cloistered Heart allowed me to squeeze through a tiny crack in that big brick wall. I long for the fullness of all of God's promises for those who love Him to the heights. And if that sounds presumptive, then so be it, because I know that it is meant for us all. Not just the Religious or the saints, but for all.....' (from a ...http://www.thecloisteredheart.org/2016/02/squeezing-through-crack.html
2016 RETREAT REFLECTION - "TO TAKE UP THE JOYFUL CALL TO MERCY" (Pope Francis) ALWAYS A JOY... - February 2, 2016 How time marches on...it seems like it is only a few years but this year, I would be thanking God for my 12th year in full-time ministry in Divine Retreat Centre. I can honestly say these have been years where I felt more joy in being part of the Divine-Potta ministry than all the achievements I had in my 16 years in the corporate world. It has been a life lesson in understanding the phrase - "Happiness is from the outside but joy comes from within." January is the month ...http://alwaysajoy.blogspot.com/2016/02/2016-retreat-reflection-to-take-up.html
God, Grant Me Serenity, but Wait Until I Calm Down! THESE STONE WALLS - January 20, 2016 The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr is much more than a few verses on the walls of a Twelve Step program. It's a vital petition to recover from spiritual wounds. "Forgiveness is to give up all hope for a better past." I get a lot of mail. I'm not complaining, mind you, for mail in prison is the life blood of a psyche and a soul. Or, at least, it should be. From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day these past months, mail call in this prison had a more sullen air about ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/eA7_RjlWkeg/