How to keep up your prayer life on summer vacation

Life tends to slow down in the summer, and the temptation toward laziness (especially in prayer) reaches an all-time high. While vacation presents us with a wonderful and much-needed time to refres… Source: How to keep up your prayer life on summer vacationShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Sixth Wednesday of Easter Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Sixth Wednesday of Easter Time May 29, 2019 WORD of the DAY I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. (John 16: 12-15 ) How shall I live this Word? Not everything can be said, and not everything can be said immediately. The strength of the word can be disruptive, but it needs to find a terrain capable of welcoming it and making it take root. The testimony of Jesus does not find greater efficacy in the signs that He is able to accomplish, but in arousing an internal correspondence in us when the voice of the Master is recognized by a presence that already lives...

Monday of Holy Week

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Monday of Holy Week April 15, 2019 WORD of the DAY Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. (John 12: 3) How shall I live this Word? The waste … the first day of the Holy Week invites us to reflect on the WASTE. That thing that we produce without realizing it due to laziness, lack of temperance, by which we waste resources to no end: natural raw materials of the environment, polluting, using and throwing away, not repairing, not recycling. In the same way, with the same unconsciousness, we waste so many resources of people by humiliating them, discriminating against them, not allowing them to grow, or by forming them according to non-liberating and dull educations. Then we denounce other situations that we define only because these resources are not reserved for us. In the egocentric and not very reflective logic, everything I cannot use is waste … what I throw away is not waste. Mary teaches us another way to be aware and...

Fifth Friday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Friday of Lent, April 12, 2019 WORD of the DAY The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If it calls gods those to whom the word of God came, and scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize [and understand] that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” [Then] they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power. He went back across the Jordan to the place...

Fifth Thursday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Thursday of Lent, April 11, 2019 WORD of the DAY Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.” (So) the Jews said to him, “Now we are sure that you are possessed. Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.’ Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? Or the prophets, who died? Who do you make yourself out to be?” Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ You do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be like you a liar. But I do know him and I keep his word. Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad. So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” So they...

Fifth Tuesday of Lent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Tuesday of Lent, April 9, 2019 WORD of the DAY  He said to them again, “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin.   Where I am going you cannot come.”   So the Jews said, “He is not going to kill himself, is he, because he said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?”  He said to them, “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world. That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” …   The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.”  Because he spoke this way, many came to believe in him.      (John 8: 21-30)   How shall I live this Word?   Described with the unmistakable stylistic trait of the so-called ‘Johannine irony’, the Pharisees – each of us can be a “Pharisee”! – flounder in ignorant...
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