Miss Jennifer

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says.” – Rev 3:6

When you enter the church, open your eyes – give yourself time to look around. What you want to do is  to look. to see – with the eyes of faith.

Saints, Statues and Icons – look beyond the wood, paint and metal; look deeply to see the belief that each represents.

Just as He helped St. Paul, Jesus will help me. He will guide me to see with new eyes that which the Lord our God wishes for me to see.

Somebody to save me, rescue me …

Father you created me and put me on earth for a purpose. Jesus you died for me and call me to complete your work. Holy Spirit, you help me to carry out the work for which I was created and called. In your presence and name — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit —

I begin my reflection.

May all my thoughts and inspirations have their origin in you and be directed to your glory.

Doubtless, we all go through times where we feel we are in the midst of a great storm and that our boat is about to sink. The violent squall the disciples experienced on the lake, described in today’s Gospel, just about sank them, with waves even breaking into the boat. The disciples, however, had an ace in the hole; they had Jesus with them. Upon their request, He comes to their rescue, God Almighty, and saves them from their calamity.

Their fear is normal and natural. Yet, like them, we Christians  Catholics are called to live more than a normal, natural life; we are called to put our trust in the supernatural, as Abraham did, even when we don’t understand what is happening on the natural level.

Christ tells us that, with faith, we will be able to keep our eye on the prize and make it through all the storms and challenges that come our way.

But always with His help! We can’t go it alone. “Without me, you can do nothing,” Our Lord reminds us.

Not only will Christ help us make it through the roughest of times, but we can help each other through an offering of prayer, a compassionate ear, and other ways that present themselves. To be an ambassador for Christ is our Christian vocation. Let us go now and live this vocation as best we can.

Daily Ignatian Reflection

“As the soul is the life of the body, so Christ is the life of the Church. That is why St. Paul’s calls the church “the Body of Christ.” This is the reason why he who has not the Church for his mother cannot have the Son of God for his brother and he who is not the brother of Christ cannot have God for his father.” ~ Father Isaac Hecker, Servant of God, founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle

“Jesus does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. 5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. 9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath. 10 Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. 11 Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God; 12 And loving kindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.

From: Psalm 62

Fields ...May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.

Amen.

 

 

 

In Loving Memory

of

Robert John McHugh

Born: 28 Febuary 1905

At Rest: 21 December 1993

Internment: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Prayer

May the Angels lead you into Paradise, may the Martyrs receive you at your coming, and take you to Jerusalem, the holy city. May the choirs of the Angels receive you, and may you with the once poor Lazarus, have rest everlasting. Amen.

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen

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Sweet Jennifer, never forget you are a special person to every Soldier that has walked the walk. You are every Operators‘ dream girl. You are special. God bless; Enough said. -BUZZzzz.....

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When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the LORD your God and obey his voice. - Deuteronomy 4:30