Daily Meditation| Daily Quote by S. Padre Pio| Divine Mercy Reflection
Living The Sacrament:
To better appreciate and celebrate the Mass, you must realize that you are not merely remembering what Jesus did two thousand years ago; you are living it with Him. When we come to worship, the liturgy makes present in time what is always before the Father in eternity.
Quote by S. Padre Pio:
Even when you feel oppressed by the great number and atrocity of your offences...Then more than ever should you come to the feet of Jesus Christ.
Divine Mercy Reflection
Reflections on Notebook One: 11-111
This first notebook of Saint Faustina begins her private revelations given from the Heart of Jesus to her. She writes in a beautiful and simple way. Though, as mentioned in the introduction to this book, her actual words are not quoted in these reflections that follow, the messages that she received and articulated are presented.
In truth, her messages are those contained in Sacred Scripture and in the Tradition of our Church. And if you were to read through the lives and teachings of the saints, you would find the same revelations. God has always spoken to us throughout the ages. He speaks the one Message of Truth, and He reveals that Message in love. The revelations to Saint Faustina are one new way that God continues to speak and reveal Himself to us, His sons and daughters.
The reflections in this first chapter, based on the first notebook, are intentionally short and focused. They are a way for you, the reader, to slowly and carefully listen to the Heart of God spoken to this great saint. Read these reflections slowly and prayerfully. Ponder them throughout the day and allow the Lord to speak to You the message He wants to give.
Reflection 46: Daily Duties are the Path to Heaven
It is true that our goal must be Heaven. We must constantly keep our eyes on this eternal reality. Why? Because in comparison to this passing world, Heaven is all that ultimately matters. So how do we keep our focus on Heaven without becoming complacent with our daily duties? Would it be proper to neglect our daily duties and responsibilities so as to spend all day at church? Certainly not. In fact, the way to Heaven centrally involves living our duties well. We must live them in fidelity, diligence and love. Living well while we are here on Earth is the best preparation for Heaven (See Diary #107).
Reflect, today, upon Heaven. See this glorious reality for what it is. It is eternal happiness! It is unending joy! Look, also, at all that God calls you to do each and every day. Be it small menial tasks or great and visible works, do everything for the love of God, seeing each responsibility you have been given as a central way by which you obtain eternal joy.
Lord, I invite You to enter into my life daily. I pray that everything I do may be done as an act of love for You and for others. May I fulfill all my responsibilities well and, through them, obtain the glorious life that awaits. Jesus, I trust in You.