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Sunday, November 29, 2009, 10:12 PM
Here's a list of values .Which ones are most important ? At this time /momet in your life choose those you feel have a particular meaning . Are some worthy for you ?
courage : is important to me
conversation as long as it is not repetitive
freedom , now that is most important , none should impede on my freedom-freedom also means responsibility for me
Health - in sickness and in helath I pray and give it all to Jesus
Spontaneity , even as a younfg school kid I was told by teacher that I had this value
caring , I had a desire to help even in grade school . I would go around and make sure the the grade 1 kids had their mitts on
Cheerfulness , I wasn't always cheerful , depression takes a toll . Today I meet strangers with a smile . One lady asked me or told me ,"This is Monday morning and you are joyful ." She looked depressed
There are many other values so I list a few :
truth , gentleness , efficiency , respect other's privacy , security , sense of humor , optimism , kindness and so on
Monday, November 23, 2009, 5:56 AM
God my Father , the heavens are proclaiming your glory: the earth is filled with your wonders and I , humble creature , I am your child. Let my every breath praise you unceasingly. O Jesus divine Brother of mine . I love you , I adore yo . I thank you . Wash me , purify me , keep me close to you . Holy Spirit , divine Paraclete ,kindle my heart with burning love for you and my brothers. Spirit of Love , give me eyes that love as they see other eyes . Give me ears to listen with compassion . Give me hands that help whoever is in need . Amen
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 4:52 PM
My Lord Jesus my spirit yearned for you . Praying before the blessed sacrament you invited me with your golden open arms . Why did I not acknowledge your presence ? That shy spirit within me in some ways it is still with me after all these years . I want to be the child you created me to be
I know you love all your people . You rejoice when they come to you .
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7:13 PM
"Love unites all, whether created or uncreated. The heart of
God, the heart of all creation, and our own hearts become
one in love. That's what all the great mystics have been
trying to tell us through the ages. Benedict, Francis,
Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Brabant, Meister Eckhart,
Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Dag Hammarskjeld, Thomas
Merton, and many others, all in their own ways and their own
languages, have witnessed to the unifying power of the
divine love. All of them, however, spoke with a knowledge
that came to them not through intellectual arguments but
through contemplative prayer. The Spirit of Jesus allowed
them to see the heart of God, the heart of the universe, and
their own hearts as one. It is in the heart of God that we
can come to the full realisation of the unity of all that
is, created and uncreated."
It is in the heart of God that we surrender all that is . I give you my heart Lord Jesus cleanse it and give it back to me . It could be said ,"Trade heart with Jesus ."
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 10:55 PM
Age , probably 11 years old . Small boned , in need of a suitable haircut .How appropriate is it to sit and dig in the sand when visiting for the first time relatives I didn't know ? Yes, I was a shy little girl . Never asked anyone for anything . I just sat in that sand and kept digging .
I talked about this to an older sister once . She queried why would I want to just sit there and dig ? I thought about it . I came up with an answer . You know that sand was nice and warm . I enjoyed the warmth .
Regression ? What is it actually ? Thinking about mother she rocked and nursed her babies . Did they feel the warmth of her body ? Once a baby walked at one year old that baby was no longer a baby. A new sibling had arrived .
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 6:32 PM
Sitting alone in a dark room , not knowing what to do next . Why ? Depression a word that can mean many things . How about not being able to express deep , down things ? There was joy at one time . Laughter and warmth shared with the kiddies . What happened to bring back resentments . I think that is what it was I am not sure . Suddenly its a force that nets grief this depression .
Perpetual sadness has an effect on the family . Later in life you know that . It's late in the day . Children have left to find their own way . They have happy and sad days . That's part of humanity . Somehow you kept going . A friend tells you that she sees your struggles . She adds that I lift myself out of them . Did I realize that ? It feels good to know how this friend sees me .
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 7:11 AM
When the pain within engulfs us what do we do ? One day when I was doing my dishes and looking out the window I could see squirrels in the garden and lovely birds in bird bath . I actualy felt good inside .I was humming away . All of a sudden I stopped . I went back to the dark thoughts . A thought came to mind . It is okay to feel okay .
Today I know I can chose to be happy or wallow in the pain , some of the horrors of my past . I can chose the thoughts I have in my head .There is always something to be thankful for
Thursday, November 12, 2009, 8:35 AM
New life has been given us by the Lord . Are we accepting this new life with open arms . A baby puts his/her arms up and takes in all the hugs . What about us ? We can extend our arms to help . We are the arms and hands of the Lord here on earth . Do we know that ? Are we thankful to be able to help our brothers in this world ?
New life continues within us when we go out to others to help with whatever is going on in their lives . I'm thinking of a young mother I saw recently . It was obvious she had a mental disability . Her young daughter was not dressed for the weather . I'd say she was cold . I had a jacket on .The owner of the store we were in noticed that I had an interest in this mother and daughter . Does Children's Aid know about this mother ? The answer was they know and don't get me going with Children's Aid . Oh well , what now ?
The face of that young child is still in my mind's eye . I decided to wait and see exactly where this woman live with this child and I was told she has another young child a boy. Later I wrote out alist of things I could do for her . Told her she can get clothing free of charge from a nearby church .
I think at times I didn't do enough. I have not seen her lately .
Saturday, November 7, 2009, 10:57 PM
My grandson Nathaniel is pure . I would say he is holy . That I detect when he bows his head and prays .
I was thinking about Nathan today . While reading I came across how Origen saw Jesus in is sufferings .The passion reveals to us the love that the father had . Jesus "Let your will be done not mine ",That was an act of his will to do what the father wants .With all his heart he embraces wants nothing but his Father's will. The Father Is with the Son that he loves . In the Gospel we are told that an angel came from heaven to console Jesus .(Luke 22:43). A tender loving father . At his baptism and transfiguration basicaly the same but different . His Father comes toward Jesus in love .
Nathan was taught to obey . His father spent hours with him after school . He has what is called ADD. This dear grandson of mine excels in school . That is happening because he obeyed his father and spent the time required to study . Nathan is pious . It is easy to see when he prays at the dinner table .
Jesus inclined his head Origen write and I quote ," Jesus inclined his head as a child does who after suffering very much falls asleep in the arms of his father "
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 8:19 PM
Had a little discussion with little sister . Georgie was telling me that her neighbors house was ransacked . The thieves took coins , guns , bullets well just about anything they could carry . They left the guitar and put the guns and rifles in it .
I think there will alwys be crime . Do we share of our bounty with the poor ? I remember a holy woman saying that if we don't share with the poor they will kill us . She was a baroness and came to Canada to open Friendship Houses . She welcomed one and all . No discrimination here .Those Friendship Houses are all over the world now . Its a way to build bridges ....