Just claiming a few priorities…
We can serve others well when we actively decide to take on the role of a servant.
This seems obvious, but missing this step can lead to doing more harm than good.
When we study the life of Jesus, we find countless examples where he took on the role of the servant. From choosing to wash the feet of his disciples to the very decision of coming to earth and living as an ordinary human, Christ continually humbled himself for the sake of others and switched places with people, most times in the lowliest of positions.
Are we placing into Service those who are willing to do the same?
hugs n’ blessings to all those who value the meaning of Service.
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
– Matthew 10:39
To despair is to give up all hope.
Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek certainly knew what it was to despair.
He was captured by the Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a “Vatican spy.” He spent some twenty-three agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. In his deeply personal story, He Leadeth Me, he relates how it was only through an utter reliance on God’s will that he managed to endure.
And yet he tells of the courage he found in prayer – a courage that eased the loneliness, the pain, the frustration, the anguish, the fears, the despair. For, as Ciszek recalls, the solace of spiritual contemplation gave him an inner serenity upon which he was able to draw amid the “arrogance of evil” that surrounded him.
Sadly, I think we are not only currently experiencing a period of great despair in our own Country,
but also that we are in need of profound prayer in our World today.
Continue reading “lead us”
The walls of Jericho came down with song!
Song from the Spirit!
They encamped around those walls for seven days and with a SHOUT, a triumphant SHOUT those walls came down!!
We are (Day 3) post election and I’m here, in my little space in the universe,
Worshipping because I have heard it said, “Worship precedes a miracle!”
And that’s what I want for our Country.
Continue reading “shout!”