Daily Archives: September 7, 2013

The Clock


John 2

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

I woke up this morning less than inspired to do anything. I had a bad two nights of pondering and was almost at the point of not wanting to carry on anymore. I won’t get into details, as I continued on anyway. I had thoughts of not attending my meeting this morning with the Third Order of Carmel and literally had to push myself to be enthused to go, no doubt seeing now the attack I am under.

In prayer with my Carmelite Brothers and Sisters, we focused on this Gospel in our daily meditation.

Upon reading “On the third day”, a smile broke on my face which could not be contained internally. I was brought to Easter Sunday. Our Lords public mission began at the words of Mary asking Him to take care of a situation involving friends. I seen for the first time His two natures. One being He’s human nature, saying to His mother, “How does this concern me” and then seeing Him in His agony “Father thy will, not mine”. After telling our Holy Mother this, He proceeds to do as she asked of Him. As in the garden, He proceeded to do as Abba Father had asked of Him.

I then seen His divine nature take over, in regards to telling Mama Mary, “My Hour has not yet come”, but doing as He knew, Abba Father had requested of Him. In the garden, He wakes the sleeping Apostles, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour”. I can’t help but see that one hour as all time, to spend completely with our Lord, never leaving His side. Staying awake in the faith as so we are not tested and wander from Him in search of things that do not serve any purpose in His hour, for Him.

I’m focused today on that hour as “A day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.” (2 Peter 3:9). Our Lords hour began at the moment our Holy Mother asked Him to perform this single act. Man created time and God is outside of time and space. Therefore it is still our Lords hour as all time belongs to Him. That very moment at the wedding, the “Clock” began to tick in the hearts of all men, and the “Hands” can never be moved from the position they are in, stretched out on the cross, of our Lord.

Revelation 1:8
I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

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Conversion On This Day Of Prayer

I attended Holy Mass this morning with my Carmelite brothers and sisters and heard a very profound story that needed to be shared on this day of prayer and fasting, during the homily.

Father is the Chaplin at a local hospital and a couple of days ago, received a call from a mother seeking a priest. He entered the room of a distraught mother who’s little child, a little girl, was very close to death. You see, this woman is Muslim and her husband is a Non-Practicing Catholic. After a long conversation between the Priest and the Mother, on this day, as we speak, the child close to death, is now being baptized Roman Catholic by this wonderful Priest.

I heard this story and it made me cry for joy. As it is taking place on a day we all seek to bring peace, this mother has through the act of God, brought her daughter to true peace.

Please include this little girl in your prayers today and her entire family.

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Day Of Prayer And Fasting

The USCCB has offered the following prayer:

Almighty eternal God, source of all compassion,
the promise of your mercy and saving help fills our hearts with hope.
Hear the cries of the people of Syria;
bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
and comfort to those mourning the dead.
Empower and encourage Syria’s neighbors
in their care and welcome for refugees.
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
and strengthen the resolve of those committed to peace.

O God of hope and Father of mercy,
your Holy Spirit inspires us to look beyond ourselves and our own needs.
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence
and to seek reconciliation with enemies.
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,and fill us with hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace and Light of the World,who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

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