101st Meditation on God the Father
“I shall give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I shall remove the heart of stone from your bodies and give you a heart of flesh instead” (Ezek 36:26).
What is at stake is the heart of man! To whom does it belong?
Our Heavenly Father wants to dwell in our heart and make it receptive to His love, which He unceasingly offers us. The new heart that He gives us is one that is no longer hardened, that no longer closes itself off to love, that opens itself to the needs of all, that no longer tolerates the coldness that it still discovers in itself and allows the love of God to melt the layer of ice that often surrounds it. Read More
Thus says the Lord almighty: “Disaster for those so comfortable in Zion and for those so confident on the hill of Samaria, the notables of this first of nations, those to whom the House of Israel has recourse! Read More
Young man, enjoy yourself while you are young, make the most of the days of your youth, follow the prompting and desire of heart and eye, but remember, God will call you to account for everything. Rid your heart of indignation, keep your body clear of suffering, though youth and the age of black hair are both futile. Read More
100th Meditation on God the Father
Today marks one hundred days since we started with these daily reflections to know, honor and love our Heavenly Father more deeply; that is, this is the hundredth meditation of the “3 minutes for Abba”. Because of this, we have reason enough to thank our Father and all those who cooperate with us, pray for us and listen to us.
“Trust in me, I am your Father!” (inner word). Read More
99th Meditation on God the Father
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).
The Father has prepared everything for us. Thus, it is not primarily a matter of actualizing our own ideas in our lives. Indeed, they are limited and countless, lined up one after the other without really pointing us in the right direction. Read More
There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: A time for giving birth, a time for dying; a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted. A time for killing, a time for healing; a time for knocking down, a time for building. A time for tears, a time for laughter; a time for mourning, a time for dancing. Read More
Sheer futility, Qoheleth says. Sheer futility: everything is futile! What profit can we show for all our toil, toiling under the sun? A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm for ever. The sun rises, the sun sets; then to its place it speeds and there it rises. Southward goes the wind, then turns to the north; it turns and turns again; then back to its circling goes the wind. Read More
98th Meditation on God the Father
“Abide in me and I in you” (inner word).
To abide means to stop and not to continue immediately to a next activity. We could also say “enjoy”. We should not pause and become stuck on earthly things. If we did, we would give them an importance that does not correspond to them and we ourselves would not obtain any real benefit, for our soul would not be filled with what it deeply longs for. Read More
Feast of St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist
I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called. With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love. Take every care to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as one hope is the goal of your calling by God. Read More
97th Meditation on God the Father
“My heart belongs to you and your heart belongs to me” (Inner Word).
To such an extent does our Father want to be united with us! Let us never forget that the love relationship between God and humanity is a love story. The Lord wants the character of this relationship that He seeks with His children to correspond to the words quoted above: “My heart belongs to you and your heart belongs to me”. Read More