Taken Away

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Memorial of Saint Elizabeth

Taken Away

Time
is short, little sister, and never returns. What you do not accept at a given moment
will never again become available to you, because I think that you would not
receive it willingly. (Jesus) (July 24, 1963)

Today’s
Readings: And to those standing by
he said,
‘Take the gold coin from him
and give it to the servant who has ten.’
But they said to him,
‘Sir, he has ten gold coins.’
He replied, ‘I tell you,
to everyone who has, more will be given,
but from the one who has not,
even what he has will be taken away. (Luke 19)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, this parable terrifies me not just a little bit. How many times do we bury Your Grace and Your Blessings which can come to us in many forms, even sufferings, instead of turning them into the pure gold that saves our souls and the souls of others. Lord, You have given us all sufficient grace for the seasons of life we are in. And You have given to each of us a task that is uniquely ours to accomplish- time is short and it never returns. Lord may we receive willingly what You are offering us in every moment be it joy or pain- let us not be the ones who do not have the faith to persevere, but let us be the ones receive every blessing You have to give us at every moment of our lives!

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Jesus In The House

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Tuesday of the Thirty Third Week of Ordinary Time

Jesus in The House

I
have rented your small house. Adore Me and make reparation here. I will remain
next to you while you live here on earth.” (Jesus) (July 12, 1965)

Today’s
Readings: When he reached the
place, Jesus looked up and said,
“Zacchaeus, come down quickly,
for today I must stay at your house.”
And he came down quickly and received him with joy. (Luke 19)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, today we see You responding to Zacchaeus’ longing for Your Presence by asking to stay at his house. Lord, any little invitation on our part and You will indeed come rushing in because You see the hearts that so long for Your Mercy and Grace. Lord, help us to invite You into the little houses of our souls today so that we can adore and make reparation for so many who ignore Your passing by. Lord remain next to us every moment we are on Earth!

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Jesus Of Nazareth Is Passing By

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Monday of the Thirty Third Week of
Ordinary Time

Jesus of Nazareth is Passing By

“In
spite of your great infidelity, I call to you with love. You no longer come
with confidence. I redeemed you from eternal death. Now, you do not want to
live with Me. You are content with the passing things of the earth.” (Jesus) (October
11, 1962)

Today’s
Readings: They told him,
“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” (Luke 18)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, in today’s Gospel we read that You are passing by. In fact, You are always among us, You are indeed always “passing by”. Lord what is our response? Do we cry out. Lord Jesus, have mercy on me with bold and confident trust, fully understanding our own helplessness. Or do we remain content with the passing things of this world. Yes, Jesus, have mercy on me a sinner- I want what You want for me today and every day!

Learning From The Fig Tree

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Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Learning from the Fig Tree

The moment is near, so be patient. I can hardly wait for your arrival. My Elizabeth, My little one! I draw you close to My Heart. You will receive a tremendous reward for all the sufferings that you have accepted for My work of Salvation.” (Jesus) (October 2, 1963)

Today’s Readings- “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening ,know that he is near, at the gates (Mark 13)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, it is that time of the liturgical year- end times readings! It is so easy to get caught up in all kinds of theories, signs and anxieties but the truth of the matter is we all will individually have an end time. So, when we look at the fig trees of our own lives what do we see? Are our hearts tender and bearing much fruit because we know that You are always near, always ready to welcome us? Do we picture You awaiting our arrival in Heaven when we will see You face to face? Does this picture in our minds cause us to feel hope and expectancy and not fear? Lord Jesus come now- into our hearts and our lives and never leave us!

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Calling Out Day And Night

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Memorial
of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Calling Out Day and Night

Jesus
asked, “Cannot I work a miracle?” “But I am not worthy, Lord.” “Nevertheless, I
will work a miracle. I will so bless the problem which seems impossible that
all will be straightened out.” (Jesus) (August 3, 1962)

Today’s
Readings: The Lord said, “Pay
attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them? (Luke 18)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, how often we are afraid to ask for what we really need. We say the same little prayers each day afraid to ask for the big things we really need with faith and trust. We speak but we do not release our faith. Yet, this is not how You asked us to pray in the Gospels. You want us to call out to You day and night- to pray from the heart! More than anything Lord, You respond to humble and contrite hearts that pour themselves out to You like a little child to her Abba Father! Let us depend on You because without You we have nothing. Let us depend on Your Holy Will which is love and mercy itself!

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Ark Of The Covenant

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Memorial of Saint Josaphat

Ark Of The Covenant

While Our Lady spoke about Carmel, the Lord interrupted, “My Mother is Noah’s Ark.” He often said this. (Elizabeth) (Spring 1981)

Today’s Readings: As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. (Luke 17)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, these times are so dark and confusing. Many can predict many things but the truth is we know not the day or the hour that You may call us individually or as a world to the new creation You have meant us to be (Matthew 24:36). But one thing we know for sure  is that while we live, there is one Ark we can count on- the Ark of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She will always point the way to You and to an ever closer and deeper walk with You! Lord, let us take up our weapons- prayer, Rosary, scapular, Sacraments, and Sacred Scripture as we follow our General, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, and terrible in battle array into the Ark of Safety in this life no matter what storm is surrounding us. To Jesus through Mary!

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Thy Kingdom Come

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Thursday of the Thirty Second Week of
Ordinary Time

Thy Kingdom Come

“Each
night, My little one, ask yourself what you have done for the coming of My
Kingdom. Never be content with yourself. There is no room on earth for
self-satisfaction. (Jesus) (August 28, 1962)

Today’s
Readings: Asked by the Pharisees
when the Kingdom of God would come,
Jesus said in reply,
“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed,
and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’
For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” (Luke 17)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, sometimes I think, maybe because we have gotten so used to being entertained, that we expect Your Kingdom to be only big things. Thunder and lightning, fire and brimstone, some event that will come and really shake things up. And yes, someday, You will make all things new and there will be a new Heaven and a new Earth. Lord we  are in the time of now but not yet. Because Your Kingdom of God is among us and has been since the Incarnation. Emmanuel- God with us! It is so easy to get discouraged in the darkness of living in the world because we are not yet seeing clearly (1 Corinthians 13). But Lord, You are among us in Your Word, in prayer, in the Sacraments, and in the “sacrament” of the present moment every moment of our lives. It is so easy to be complacent and accept mediocrity, but Lord help us to never be content but to seek You in all things so that we can then bring Your Kingdom to so many that are in desperate need of You!

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Gratitude to the God Who Loves Us in Every Moment

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Memorial of Saint Leo

Gratitude to the God Who Loves Us in Every Moment

On
one occasion, when Elizabeth needed bread, Jesus did her a special favor. Jesus
said, “Leave now. You must get bread for your family.” I had forgotten this
completely. With deep gratitude, I thanked Him that His attention extended also
to our earthly needs. (Elizabeth) (February 14, 1965)

Today’s Readings: “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” (Luke 17)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, how often are we like the lepers who just went on their merry way after being healed. Every day You shower Your Grace on us and we barely notice. Even worse, we grumble, murmur, and complain (Philippians 2) as we go about our day and our duties! We have bad attitudes. Yet You care about us and are concerned for us in every moment of our day- from the small temporal concerns to the big problems we think are so insurmountable Your Eyes never leave us. Lord, help us in each moment to be grateful and to thank You for all things great and small today!

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Streams Of Living Water

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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

Streams of Living Water

This stream of water is My grace which
purifies, which destroys when need be, or saves and gives life. It must run
because God wills it. (Jesus) (June 15, 1964)

Today’s Readings: There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city
of God,
the holy dwelling of the Most -High.
God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed;
God will help it at the break of dawn. (Psalm 46)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we honor the Lateran Basilica, a symbol of The Church as Mother and Bride. We read in the first reading from Ezekiel today about the water flowing from every side, watering the river bank resulting in fresh fruit that serves for both food and medicine for our souls. This river, this living water is the Sacraments. The Blood and Water which flowed from Your Pierced Side, Your living water purifies, destroys when need be, and saves and gives life. Lord, keep us close to Your Bride, The Church and to fill us with Your Living Water that we may never thirst again! (John 4).

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He Knows It All

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Monday of the Thirty Second Week of Ordinary Time

He Knows It All

As a working mother with six children, burdened with a thousand preoccupations, you needed enormous effort to study. You surprised yourself by becoming the top student. Although you did not think of Me, My hand was upon you.” (Jesus) (November 10. 1062)

Today’s
Readings: O LORD, you have probed
me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar. (Psalm 139)

Prayer Meditation- Lord there is not anything in our lives that you do not know. Not a moment when we have struggled in our daily lives that You have not seen and do not understand. You know everything we will do, think and say and all we have done in the past. We do not think of You, but Your Hand is always upon us. Lord, help us surrender to You- may our feet journey together today and every day aware of Your Presence and Your Loving Call on our lives!

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A Widow’s Mite

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Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Widow’s Mite

Jesus said, “I want to give you great graces, but you must renounce yourself completely. ”Elizabeth writes: These were harsh words for my reason. This is why I asked Him, “Am I capable of doing this?” Jesus responded, “You must only will it; leave the rest up to Me.” (Jesus) (1961-1962)

Today’s Readings: Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.” (Mark 12)

Prayer Meditation- Today we have the stories of two widows in the Liturgy of the Word- they gave their all to You! Lord, You ask for our everything but we so often want to hold back. We hold on to so many things, be they material or spiritual, because we are afraid of what will happen if we give ourselves away. We wonder, are we capable of renouncing ourselves so that You can fill us with Your Graces. Lord, help us to stop giving You only from our surplus but to truly give You all that we have and are- help us to will it and to leave the rest up to You! Jesus, we trust in Your Providence in all things!

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Small Matters

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Saturday of the Thirty First Week of Ordinary Time

Small Matters

You
are a small instrument, just like the little match that you hold in your hand.
Do not be surprised by what I tell you. With one strike of the match, I will
enkindle in millions of souls the Flame of Love of My Mother.” (Jesus) (January
16, 1966 )

Today’s Readings: The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; (Luke 16)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, sometimes You trust us with small matters first. We ask You to use us or to be kind and loving to others and those small opportunities come to us in unexpected ways. The whining child who is on our last nerve but really needs a hug more than anything. The elderly person in front of us in the express check out with twenty items when we are running late. The coworker who needs five minutes of our time because their life is falling apart and they really need to talk but we are on a strict deadline. How many times Lord have we failed in those situations- been impatient, lost our cool, or been too busy. But Lord if we let You use us s in these small matters we can be the spark that enkindles the Flame of Love in the hearts of those around us. Lord help us always be attentive to small matters so that You can then trust us with great ones for Your Glory!

True Prudence

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Friday of the Thirty First Week of Ordinary Time

True Prudence

“Reach
beyond your limits. Look at the Three Wise Men, who made superhuman sacrifice.
They left behind their limitations. (Jesus) (January 1, 1981)

Today’s Readings: And the master commended that dishonest steward
for acting prudently.
For the children of this world
are more prudent in dealing with their own generation
than the children of light.” (Luke 16)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we hear a parable about the dishonest steward. He was found out and he proceeded to engage in “damage control” to save his place in society. How often we hear about damage control in the news about companies or government figures. Surprisingly, the dishonest steward is praised by his boss and also by You for his prudence. You tell us through Luke’s Gospel that the children of the world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than the children of light. I believe You are showing us that we are to engage in our own form of “damage control” but not as the world would have it but by bringing You a truly contrite and humble heart- to confess our sins and to make reparation by our prayers and sacrifices. To not stay lukewarm to but reach beyond our limits as we offer love for the Love that never lets us go and never lets us down! So let us be creative in our Christian walk in our self- offering to You and others because we will never outdo You in generosity!

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We Are The Lord’s-Seeking The Lost

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Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo

Thursday of the Thirty First Week of
Ordinary Time

We Are The Lord’s (Seeking the Lost)

All
during this time, the Lord’s presence fills me to such a degree that my soul is
lifted above my bodily activities, because my soul remains next to the Lord
without any interruption.(Elizabeth) (July 17, 1965)

Today’s
Readings: For if we live, we live
for the Lord,
and if we die, we die for the Lord;
so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. (Romans 14)

Prayer Meditation- Today Lord, we have a treasure trove of readings. Because You remind us every day that we are Yours! In the Psalm (Psalm 27) we are reminded to wait for You with courage and be stouthearted. In the Gospel  (Luke 15) we are reminded that You seek the lost. Lord we are all lost and You never stop seeking us. Lord, St. Paul reminds us that whether we live or we die we belong to You- we are the Lord’s! Help us Lord today to hold onto that promise and may we walk in Your Presence today and help us to remember that we are never truly lost if we turn to You in total trust and surrender.

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Renounce What?

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Wednesday of the Thirty First Week of Ordinary Time

Renounce What?

Yet
Our Lord kept urging me, “Renounce yourself completely.” (Elizabeth/Jesus) (1961-1962)

In the same way,
every one of you who does not renounce all his possessions
cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we read the terms of discipleship in today’s Gospel. On the surface, especially to our modern ears, it seem rather harsh. Hate our families? Count the cost because we might not have what it takes? Renounce all possessions? Really who does this? But Lord as we meditate on Your life and Your Passion we see Your total self -emptying so that we can be free from sin and death. And we can look to the Blessed Mother and to the lives of the saints. So yes, there are people, our brothers and sisters in faith, who did live lives of renunciation. But really Lord, what does this look like- I believe the key is trust and surrender. Nothing must come before You- we are to be free from all attachments but we cannot free ourselves. Only You can set us free. So, Lord we bring ourselves to You empty handed- putting first the Kingdom of God because all the things we truly need will be given us besides (Matthew 6:24-34). So let us not worry or feel discouraged because You want us to succeed in our spiritual lives more than we do! Jesus we trust in You!

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Grace and Mercy Are With Your Holy Ones

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The Commemoration of All The Faithful
Departed

Grace and Mercy Are With His Holy Ones

“Let
all your actions be done with the purpose of helping them in union with Me,
desire that these souls contemplate My face as early as possible. Offer for
them the strict fast as well as prayer during a part of the night.” (Jesus)
(April 10, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with his elect. (Wisdom 3)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we remember all the faithful departed including those who are part of the Church Suffering. Because we cannot yet enter Heaven with “baggage” on our souls. The baggage as the Church teaches is the effect of forgiven sins and remaining venial sins and faults. Do we hold onto anger, unforgiveness, negativity, over attachment to the goods of this world, selfishness? If we can’t leave it behind, it will have to be burned away in that place of Your Mercy so that we are perfected in love. Perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18). Lord, Your will is that we become Your kind of perfect- not what the world calls perfect. And as St. Therese has taught us You can purify us in an instant- but we have to be open to grace. How many of us just get stuck and lack the love and trust to turn to You in total childlike dependence? Lord today, let us especially examine ourselves to see where we can be perfected in love and let us pray and sacrifice for the faithful departed including our deceased family members and friends offering them the charity we lacked when they were among us. Because we are all one Church and we will abide with You in love because grace and mercy are with Your holy ones and Jesus we trust in You!

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Made White in the Blood of the Lamb- All Saints Day

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Solemnity of All Saint’s Day

Made White in the Blood of the Lamb- All Saints Day

“Then
I humbly hid Myself under a common appearance so as to be more accessible to
you, so that you would not fear Me. I hid Myself in the white Host like a child
wrapped up in swaddling clothes. When I enter your heart, make sure that the
robe of your soul is free from any stain or tear, because no father has made
greater sacrifices to acquire a suit for his child.” (Jesus) (May 1962)

Today’s Readings: “Who are these wearing white robes, and where did
they come from?”
I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.”
He said to me,
“These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress;
they have washed their robes
and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, today we honor all the Saints, all the ones who made it- the great cloud of witnesses that cheers us on from Heaven including we pray our family members who have come before. The ordinary people saved by grace who have washed their robes and made them white in Your Precious Blood. Lord, as we think of all the great saints, including our patron saints perhaps, we see their great deeds and we may feel like we may never get there. But Lord, as St. Therese has taught us and as St Faustina and the Divine Mercy devotion has shown us it has never been easier to be a saint! Because we have been given especially in these times every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). But do we desire holiness or are we content with mediocrity? Let us examine ourselves and place ourselves in the Holy Hands of Our Mother Mary who will fashion us into saints, as St. Louis Marie de Montfort says, by placing us in Her mold as she fashions us into Your Likeness. As St. John tells us today, we shall be like You because we will finally see You as You are, so let us make ourselves pure as You are pure as we hope in You with all of our hearts!

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With All Of Our Strength

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Thirty First
Sunday of Ordinary Time

With All of Our Strength

Therefore, renounce yourself completely with all your strength and all your will. You must serve only Me. No one else and nothing else now exist for you. Only I.” (Jesus) (September 1, 1962)

Today’s Readings: “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.” (Deuteronomy 6)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, You have told us in today’s Gospel the meaning of all the commandments. Love of You and love of neighbor which flows from love of You. We love You in others made in Your likeness and image. Even when we don’t feel like it, because it is all in the will and not in our feelings. Lord, please think in our thinking, breathe in our breathing, speak in our speaking so that it is Your Love living in us and not our own poor love which is subject to our whims and moods because we are waves tossed by the wind (James 1:6) when left to our own devices.  Lord, help us to give our all- all of our heart, soul, and strength to serve only You! As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord! (Joshua 24:15)

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God’s Seating Chart

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Saturday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

God’s Seating Chart

I know, I see your thoughts, your efforts, by which you want to satisfy My Divine Request and Will. This is enough for Me. I never seek results from you, Elizabeth. I tell you this so you are humbled. In these days and in these difficult times, you have a need for greater and more frequent humiliations. I know this. Therefore, I send you everything to bathe your soul in humiliation because without it, I could not guarantee the purity of your soul.” (Jesus) (March 16, 1966)

Today’s
Readings: Rather, when you are
invited, 
go and take the lowest place
so that when the host comes to you he may say,
‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’
Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions
at the table.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
(Luke 14)

Prayer Meditation- Lord we thank You and praise You for today’s Gospel! In it is the great parable about always seeking the lowest place. Typically, we do quite the opposite- when we want to attend a concert or sporting event we concern ourselves with the seating chart. Will be close up or in the cheap seats? There are whole industries supported by the need to sit in the front row with ridiculous sums of money paid. Everyone wants the place of honor but in God’s economy it is quite the opposite. In Rediscovering Jesus, Matthew Kelly writes about Jesus Airlines, where the “common folks” are seated in first class. Quite the opposite of the world. Lord help us to die to our flesh and the need to exalt ourselves and let us always seek the lowest place, knowing that you will exalt us if it is Your Will. Let us accept all humiliations as a form of purification of our souls, not in Purgatory, but here on Earth ,so that Your Divine Will would reign in us! And let us remain confident that in Heaven Your Seating Chart will place us exactly where You have meant for us to be from all Eternity if we cooperate with Your Grace right here right now!

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Best of Wheat

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Friday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Best of Wheat

Your bad temper will go on, but out of this evil nature, I will accomplish a masterpiece if you agree to submit to My Divine Hand. Simply surrender to Me like the wine grapes that are pressed and transformed into wine, which will become My Precious Blood. You also will be intoxicated with My Precious Blood, but only if you are transformed and purified, just like the must, or like the wheat transformed in My Sacred Body, once it has been ground. You also will transform yourself only once you have been ground down and your miserable nature divinized. (Jesus) (September 14, 1963)

Today’s Readings: He has granted peace in your borders;
with the best of wheat he fills you.
He sends forth his command to the earth;
swiftly runs his word! (Psalm 147)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, you feed us with the finest wheat- the wheat of Your Word and of Your Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. But are we disposed to receive You? Because You have told us that unless a grain of wheat (John 12:24) falls into the ground and dies it is just a grain of wheat. But You want to transform us so that we can bear fruit that will last. We cannot do that if we are holding onto our own wills- our bad tempers, our anxiety, our complaining, our negativity, our sins. Lord help us each day to die to ourselves so that it is not us who live but You who live in us (Galatians 2:20)-we will only be transformed when we have been purified of what does not belong to You!