Archive for the ‘Meditations’ Category

Holiness

Posted: August 4, 2019 by CatholicJules in Meditations, Memory Book

While in Adoration..

Posted: March 9, 2019 by CatholicJules in Meditations

While in Adoration…
9th March 2019
11am

While reflecting on ‘Be merciful as Your Heavenly Father is merciful’ Luke 6:36

How then can I be more merciful?

**update**The Lord had affirmed the message I received, at the focolare meeting yesterday, the cover of the word of life YouTube video was a picture of two hands, one reaching out while the other waiting to be held. Then just before it was my turn to share, I kept being prompted with the scripture passage where Jesus prays, Heavenly Father may they be One as You and I are one and so I began sharing with that. It is only this morning that I realised the message I received during the Adoration had the one capitalised. Which had a deeper message. Praise the Lord!

Today During Adoration

Posted: January 12, 2019 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations

When you react badly against an evil said or done to you.
Whose will be done?

When you respond uncharitably.
Whose will be done?

Do not wallow in sin any longer. Arise! In my love and be fruitful.

Be my joyful messenger

The Benedictus

Posted: December 17, 2018 by CatholicJules in Meditations, Prayers

The Benedictus which is recited at every Lauds is one of the most precious prayers we have.

It is a prayer which fills me with hope and reminds me of God our Father’s great love for us and His promise fulfilled through our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. It beckons me to prepare the way for Him, so that He can enter into the hearts of those without hope, peace, joy and love.

I am also grateful to Father Frederick Quek who taught us the way to sing it. Here is my rendition of it… 🙏🏼❤️

https://soundcloud.com/julian-tan-22/the-benedictus-mp3

Year C Reflections

Posted: November 27, 2018 by CatholicJules in Meditations

Beautiful reflections from verbum dei.

Year C Daily Reflections

Holy Hour Yesterday

Posted: November 7, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations

Yesterday during the Holy hour….

L isten to my voice
O pen the door to your hearts
V ictory is mine
E verlasting life is yours.

T each them
H ow to love
E mbrace the poor & the sick.
M ary your mother shows you.

ONE in Love

Posted: May 5, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations

ONE in Love

Two weeks ago having attended a formation session on what the focolare movement was about, I was rather intrigued by the warmth and welcome we received by the members. I had also picked up practical ways to love.

I decided then that I would love to attend one of the Word of Life sessions to learn how they conducted their meetings and to experience it first hand. Moreover I wanted to see if what I learnt from the meeting could have bigger applications that is how to set the whole archdiocese on fire so that everyone will be more welcoming and loving.

However I wasn’t sure I could commit to attending. All that changed when I sent a casual message to the host enquiring if the meeting was still on? He welcomed me and sent me their latest Word of Life edition which was about the 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Last month my spiritual director had guided me to reflect on the 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit and how others saw those fruits in me. Surely it was a call to attend.

This morning after sending my daughter for Cathechism class I went to the Adoration room. The Lord spoke to me from John 10:16 I have many sheep not of this fold, I must also lead them and they will listen to my voice and they will be one flock under one shepherd. I saw in it how my own journey was unfolding. On the way to the focolare meeting, I was reading the Word of Life and this struck me deeply on how it all connects… “Whoever is with us will notice that we are not only children of our natural family, but also children of God.”

Loved the sharings in the meeting and can see why some members choose to make lifelong journeys together in this community.

Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen