There is so much tension around us, lets lift up our spirits to God in the morning , let’s escape into the peace of the silent prayer , so that we have the strength to solve the worries of the everyday !!
The honouring our Blessed Lady of Csíksomlyó is the honouring of those virtues we have learnt from Her , that still lead us in our present days in our survival , in our future hopes! Mary always stood by accepting life , by Jesus and She does nothing else than offering for us the Child with love and joy , the child- faced God who wants to embrace us with infinite love !
Jesus Christ did not come to condemn anybody , but to redeem us . He does not want us to fail, but the we live , a for our life to be abundant . He brought joy, happiness on earth , He wants to give us His joy !
November is not only the month of the departed , during these times we think of our early loved who departed , but also to the eternal life , the final events as well! Lets become still looking at our life at some length , our relationships and holding onto God’s hand lets replan our lives ! Hatred , anger , sin are like a no through street that does not lead anywhere , but we also have to know that there is no such dead-end from where one cannot reverse , and we could not possibly continue towards our final destination !!
It is not only money that you can give to God , but from yourself, from your time as well you can give with love to your Creator !! In the bustle of your life you can take out your rosary and quietly you say a prayer , or you take the Holy Scriptures and read a passage , perhaps you sit in a church in front of the Holy Eucharist , then you really gave your Creator a gift from what is most precious for you , a few minutes of your life !!
I believe that Christ is not looking at the value of the work that one regarded as the gift you gave in that allocated time , perhaps that was not worth much but I am convinced if you give magnanimously , then in the eyes of God every minute of yours is a precious gift that will remain for the eternal life !!
Lets dare to undertake voluntary service , lets want to give time, energy to the One from whom we received all that we are, we have , that we posses as a gift !!
Lord teach to be patient with life, people and myself….at times I try to hurry things along too much I try and I try to urge to get answers before before the time has come . Lord teach me to entrust myself to You until You see it fit and instead of my own will I’ll be able to accept Your greater and wiser plan . Help me to let life unfold slowly . Remind me that in every moment Your Divine grace is present ..Help me to slow down , that I can appreciate life and all that it has in store for me …Amen.
If I would be asked what is that ideal that I would like to fulfil , my answer would be , I would like to follow in the footsteps of Mary visiting Elizabeth. Carrying Christ in my heart , happily , joyfully , singing the Magnificat , that I could serve the people , carrying out the work just at hand .
In this world anything that happens to us can be either a hinderance or springboard . In a serious illness a spirit can easily fall and can become absorbed into loss of faith, self-pity , atheism , loss of interest in life . For that person suffering means despair . But I am also convinced that this can be also lead to the reverse : suffering can also lead one to repent , awakening of self-consciousness .
Saint Francis was suffering from a serious eye condition, he was in a lot of pain and when finally he could have drifted of the sleep from exhaustion , he could not because on the matte in the simple little house mice were running all over .
In the morning his companions felt sorry for him because he was living in such distress . This is how he answered them :” If someone goes into battle with a great King and there he partakes in the battle , he goes short of many things receives serious wounds , yet he still takes on the the great trials because the King will reward him “ The God given reward abundantly compensate one for all suffering .