Wednesday, July 27, 2011

what is your treasure

Today's Gospel reading is Matthew 13:44 to 46, where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a man who found treasure in a field. So he went and sold all he had so he could buy the field.

So what is your treasure?

My treasure is my Faith in Jesus Christ as the only Son of God; born of the Virgin Mary, who is now our Mother. This Faith is expressed in the 2000 year old Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

Though I was raised Catholic, I left during college and for 10 years I was a happy protestant. 20 years ago I came home to the Roman Catholic Church, when a dear and precious friend told me about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Once you love Jesus and then find Him Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion, you will never leave Him. He is my treasure.

And my life Through Him, With Him and In Him has given me a marvelous husband and 8 living children, and a very happy,simple, peaceful life.

The world cannot offer that at all.

So I ask you again, What is your treasure?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

God is present here

I had a wonderful experience at Mass today.
Before I tell of this experience I want to set the stage.
My parish has been doing the study of "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" by Dr. Edward Sri in preparation for the new Roman Missal changes. One part talked about God's presence at Mass. God is present in the Liturgy of the Word and is present at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
In this brief description of God's presence, I had a picture in my head of a crowd waiting for a king to appear. They waited and when he came into the room, everyone stood and was in awe.
So at Mass today, after the Consecration and before Communion when Father says, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." All of a sudden, I was moved with belief that God is present here right now! It was such profound belief in my heart, head and soul. God of all creation was here and I was in His presence.
What does one say to God?
All I could think of was, "Oh my God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love thee. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love thee."

How an experience like this changes ones prayers.
Praised be Jesus Christ.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

inconstant am I

inconstant am I in keeping a blog
but constant am I in seeking God's face

My husband and I are on day 11 of the 33 day Consecration to Jesus through Mary, as written by St. Louis de Montfort. Each day brings a new insight and treasure to uncover and meditate upon. Today's is the "Divine Will".