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Infant Glory 

Dec 25th
‘I did it for you. 

I did it for love!’

Love has come for us.

What more could we want?

Luke: 

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
The heavens resound w notes of GLORY! The sound of deepest love exploding across the sky!

‘For you! For the world! For you. For you. A thousand angels are singing His love, for you. 
He comes to us, small, unthreatening, He beckons, gently, He calls out to us, from deep within our hearts and He, He is the way, the way out of all our problems, all our ruts, all our hopelessness. He comes in an instant and His first little cry, softly announces to the world, I’m here. I’m here now, it’s okay. It’s all okay now. 
He comes, small. He is not so high and mighty, not wild w super-power, rather, His love for us is so big, His heart fairly bursting just to be close to us, that He becomes one of us, w tiny feet, a face we can see, and little fingers to cup our aching broken w His tiny hands. 
The One, who never fails to show up, He never fails us at Christmas 🙂  
He is always, our one perfect present!

Because He always comes, w exactly what we need, wrapped up in SO MUCH LOVE, we would never find the end of it. 

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Awake oh Sleepers!

This post from a few years ago is fresh on my heart this week, especially as we approach Christmas, the coming of the Divine Infant, and also the New Year. 

Are we making room for Him to come into our lives? He has tremendous gifts to give right now to the souls who let Him in. 

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 So many souls are sleeping 

Mar 7 2014 
This passage is really coming to mind as I write and reflect today:

‘But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise replied, ‘Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you; go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut.

 
After confession last night I stayed for Mass, and after communion, as I began to envision Jesus there with me, in an instant I felt His Presence very strongly, and there He was, the Jesus from The Visual Gospel of Matthew that I often picture-but He wasn’t smiling as usual, instead He was deeply sorrowful. It took me by surprise, I actually put my hand to my mouth!
— Father please! They crucify me all over again! — After a moment He continued– Hearts are so cold. So shut off from Me, — Now His head was in His hands, and I felt the same–things are so bad! — that even the great shaking I have planned can not wake many of them! (I sensed this referred to the illumination but also the chaos that will precede it)
So many souls are sleeping! -They need to be woken up- and yet so many have heard the call, but are hitting the SNOOZE button! I have great treasures I want to pour into My Children (to prepare them) before the darkness comes, but souls refuse to ask for them.
–Oh, make my heart READY Lord!
After Mass I watched as a care taker snuffed the candle… It’s coming, so soon. The light of God will go out completely in the world for a time, living on only in the hearts of the faithful.
‘My children perish for lack of knowledge.’ (Hosea 4:6) The few who even hear have closed their hearts to this word. You must continue to warn them. The cost of ( your) silence is measured in souls- yours too. ( to whom much is given….)
The watchmen are weeping because the world isn’t listening. Their ears have gone dead to the words… The -“End of the World”, the “apocalypse” has been predicted and forecast like the boy who cried wolf, such that very few still have ears to hear.
From Father’s Homily, Harden not your hearts : “When we know in our heart that God is asking us to do something, we need to step out and do it! …Then, if today we hear God’s voice, ‘ have you hardened your hearts?’ We can say, no Lord, I have done what You asked.”

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Make Haste 

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Journey to Quebec


These are my notes of some of what I learned etc as I drove across the country to our new home. 

Journey up: 

Day 1: NS to Edmunston 

Even if surrender.
God, even if _________happens, still I will trust You. 
SO Often, it’s only when I begin to release the thing I want… that God comes in ( either to give it anyway, or else w the comfort and peace) 

— also take life as it comes, take the day AS IT COMES- instead of trying to manipulate and have things a certain way..
– same w Charles , take him, and the kids as they come too. Hear the voice and Will of The Lord in his words and requests. 

Advent lyrics, Paul Overstreet:

Wise men still seek Him

Those on earth who realize how much they need Him
Following Jesus wherever He may lead them

Wise men, still seek Him ‘
Day 2: NB to Ottawa 

33 days consecration: 
The Holy Spirit does nothing without His spouse, thus she is the mediatrux of all grace 

Recognize the multitude of mercies – through her spouse the Holy Spirit!!!

EXAMEN- to not complain- focus on the good things God is doing in our lives!!
COVENANT!

-Total dependence

-Accept all as coming from her loving hands 

-Constant recourse to her

-Purity of intention SELF DENIAL!!

Walk in faith while pondering in your heart. 

Day 3: Ottawa – Quebec!
Oh yeah…

That when I accept these little setbacks, etc, and bring so tired, or sore and continue driving ( continuing along God’s will) — I am carrying my cross.

Every time I decide I’d rather do things another way than what is- I am throwing my cross to the ground. 
Oh yeah- back home, my day to day life was still mine, to make with what I chose each day, but now, now my life is Yours… I mean I came all the way up here for You!!! And That fact won’t change. 

And as we drive in, everything is snow dusted and so pretty! And my heart feels strangely at home w all the farms in the hills. 

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