Meditation is an ideal way to pray. Using God's word (Lectio Divina) allows me to hear, listen and reflect on what the Lord wants to say to me - to one of his disciples - just like He did two thousand years ago.
The best time to reflect is at the beginning of the day and for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Prior to going to sleep, read the Mass readings for the next day and then, in the morning, reflect on the Meditation offered on this website.
I hope these daily meditations allow you to know, love and imitate the Lord in a more meaningful way.
God bless you!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Luke 10:21-24 To See What You See

Luke 10: 21-24 To See What You See

Feeble-minded. This is a typical response from an atheist to a Christian. At times I enjoy reading the comments that are left on news articles. Sometimes I respond to them. “Feeble-minded” is a typical comment I receive. from those who do not believe and have no sound argument in their defense. I usually reply that to be Christian means to be meek and humble of heart, not feeble-minded. And those who are not humble in heart are usually prideful and boastful. I have come to realize that pride is the greatest threat to faith, not science or philosophy.

“I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” What did the Father first hide from man? Nothing, for they were both naked. Nothing was hidden from man because everything was loved. There was no room for pride, for vanity or for self-indulgence. Love fills the heart and mind with joy and happiness. Love is man’s greatest desire. “I want to love you!” is Romeo’s first and best gift for Juliet. “I want to be loved” is his first hope. An open heart, a clean heart, a loving heart is what I need more than ever during this time of reflection. Pride and boastfulness obscure the beauty of things. I cannot witness God’s amazing grace if I have a wall built around me in order to protect me.

Lord, give me that “inner eye” to see what you see: I was created to be given; I was created to be received. I was given by you; I will be taken by you. So many years are wasted building oneself up, while all along your greatest wish is to strip us from all that inhibits us!

The Lord is coming.

Salvation is at hand.

The journey is long.

The stripping: immense.

The timing is perfect.

The people are in place.

The Lord is coming.

He is already in our midst.

He appears to the humble.

He attracts the meek.

He disappears before the wicked.

He slips past their tricks.

He knows how to reach us;

For He knows how to give.

The Lord is coming.

Am I here for him?

Lord, create in me a heart more like yours, for the heart is the center piece of your creation. To know with the mind is wonderful; but to know from the heart is beautiful. Many prophets desired to see what we see. Many kings thought that they were entitled to be close to you. But you prefer the meek and humble of heart, not the feeble of mind. Give me the heart to see your love and give me the eyes to appreciate what you give.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Father..... thank you for this reflection. It speaks directly to me.


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