How I see my faults and weaknesses and selfishness... yet, that is what we are to expect when we are in the LIGHT through our daily turning to Jesus through His Word and Sacraments and looking to the Saints of each day, our patron Saint, our guardian angel, the sacramentals - my rosary and prayer that is my constant companion as my Spiritual Mother, Mary most Holy, brings me to her son for unconditional mercy and forgiveness! There is an ocean of good that I can be surrounded by and filled with and no more will I languish in self-pity! We are asked to take note of our weakness, sinfulness and ask for forgiveness and then go forward striving with the help of The Holy Spirit to make a better day ahead.
This beautiful sharing in The Magnificat this morning about St Thomas... a sacristan witnessed a mysterious exchange between Christ and Thomas praying before a crucifix towards the end of his life: "You have spoken well of me, Thomas, what is your reward to be?" Thomas replied, ''Nothing but yourself, Lord."
Oh, how I long to stay on the narrow path carrying/dragging my Most Cherished Cross and finally being together in heaven with my Jesus, Mary and The Saints and Angels!
I am thinking that I could get some special time in the chapel of The Community tomorrow afternoon. How I would love to spend a wonderful hour in adoration!
The Gospel goes on to remind us that how we judge others will return to us... A sobering thought indeed. I know I have been given so much mercy, so may I have the strength and wisdom to show Mercy in return!
Jesus, I am very much aware of how weak I am, yet I know that is when I fall on my knees before you and ask that I may die to that selfishness and embrace my cross and find LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT. That is not all roses as the LIGHT reveals more and more of the things I need to die to. Thank you for your Mercy and unconditional forgiveness and may I in turn show that mercy and unconditional love to those around me - most especially those in my domestic church/family. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah