Archive for the ‘Meditations’ Category

Posted: June 19, 2017 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations

For Reflection…. 

From a short sharing/talk I did today

Ash Wednesday 

Posted: March 1, 2017 by CatholicJules in Meditations, Photos

Jesus I Adore You (Sonnet) 

Posted: February 11, 2017 by CatholicJules in Meditations

As we journey on during Advent.. 

Posted: December 18, 2016 by CatholicJules in Meditations

Peace sisters and brothers in Christ. The only reason I am encouraging you to remain steadfast during this time of Advent is for your own spiritual growth. By celebrating ahead while still in Advent, folks are essentially saying the traditions in our church are all outdated and nonsense. We then are no different from the Pharisees, sadducees and the people who turned a deaf ear to the call for repentance by John the Baptist. He was essentially preparing them for the coming of the Lord our God. So remain steadfast even as the world is saying it’s ok! So that come Christmas Jesus can be reborn in you. This Christmas mood in which the world talks so fondly about with its prematurely carolling is short-lived. Let Jesus alone be the King of your lives. Let the Holy Spirit renewed in You teach and guide you. Amen

Praying For Fellow Sinners

Posted: February 15, 2016 by CatholicJules in Meditations

Luke 6:32
If you love those who love you, what credit can you expect? Even sinners love those who love them.

There have been a couple of occasions when some people had a prayer request either for themselves or for their loved ones and I hesitated in responding. I would eventually within the hour or at most within the same day. The reason for this is that this group of people rarely responded to prayer requests made from others. They also rarely if they do at all, participate in community fellowship activities or events. But in their hour of need they know how to turn to the community for prayers.

The crux of the matter is, I am sorely disappointed with myself for hesitating even my reluctance to immediately offer up prayers for them or their families. These and many like them are the very ones that I should be praying fervently for.

Someone maybe even more were praying for me, my family and my own personal conversion once upon a time. And through their prayers and the mercy of God, I had a transformation of heart.

Jesus You loved and forgave me from the cross. How can I withhold love and mercy from my brethren?

Families Of One

Posted: February 14, 2016 by CatholicJules in Meditations

Genesis 12:2, 13:16

I will make you a great nation ; I will bless you and make your name so famous that it will be used as a blessing. I will make your descendants like the the dust on the ground too many to count.

These were the words spoken to Father Abraham. And while I possess a tiny fraction of his faith. I marvel at what the Lord has done in my own life.

He has blessed me with a wonderful family. A blessed family of my very own. A church family and many small communities that have become family.

All this came to be when I said Yes to His call. His call to be with Him and His family. There are indeed difficulties and challenges but He has been with me every step of the way.

I thank You Lord for opening my eyes to see the marvels You have worked in my life. I thank You for the gift of my family and ever growing extended family. Help me to draw them ever closer to You. Amen