“Put your hope in the Lord, be strong,
let your heart be bold, put your hope in the Lord” (Ps 27:14).
The Lord is our strength…
This is the constant experience of those who walk with the Lord through this life and try to fulfill their mission in this world. We are very limited beings and many things are beyond our capacity. But this does not mean that we have to lose hope, but rather that we must realistically accept the limits that God has placed on us. Read More
NOTE: We will listen today to the reading and meditation corresponding to Wednesday of the I Week of Advent, instead of taking the one for the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. If anyone would like to listen to a meditation of this Feast celebrated today, you can find it in the following link: http://en.elijamission.net/how-can-they-believe-in-him-if-they-have-never-heard-of-him-2/
On this mountain, for all peoples, the Lord Sabaoth is preparing a banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines, of succulent food, of well-strained wines. On this mountain, he has destroyed the veil which used to veil all peoples, the mantle enveloping all nations; he has destroyed death for ever. Read More
A shoot will spring from the stock of Jesse, a new shoot will grow from his roots. On him will rest the spirit of the Lord, the spirit of wisdom and insight, the spirit of counsel and power, the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord: his inspiration will lie in fearing the Lord. Read More
“My light drives away all darkness, to the point that it pains you to have had even the slightest wrong thought” (Interior Word).
God is light and there is no shadow in Him (1Jn 1:5). Our Father is love (1Jn 4:8b). When love is poured into our hearts and we allow ourselves to be moved by it, nothing can stand in the way of this love. This is how the purification of the heart takes place. Read More
I rejoiced that they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’
At last our feet
are standing at your gates, Jerusalem!
“Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps 36:4).
To delight in the Lord means to have access to the Heart of the Father and to rejoice in Him. This does not refer so much to rejoicing in what the Father has done and continues to do for us, but rather to delighting in God Himself. Read More
“In you is the source of life, in your light we see the light” (Ps 36:10).
Our Father wants to open our eyes so that we may see. As related in the Gospel, our Lord restores sight to the blind (Mk 10:46-52). But an even greater gift of His love is to grant us the light of faith, to open our spiritual eyes and enable us to see with the eyes of God. Read More
Besides, you know the time has come; the moment is here for you to stop sleeping and wake up, because by now our salvation is nearer than when we first began to believe. Read More
“Who shall go up to the mountain of the Lord?
Who shall take a stand in His holy place?
The clean of hands and pure of heart, whose heart is not set on vanities,
who does not swear an oath in order to deceive” (Ps 24:3-4). Read More
Then the angel showed me the river of life, rising from the throne of God and of the Lamb and flowing crystal-clear. Down the middle of the city street, on either bank of the river were the trees of life, which bear twelve crops of fruit in a year, one in each month, and the leaves of which are the cure for the nations. The curse of destruction will be abolished. Read More