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Bite Your Tongue

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Pondering….

28 After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.”29 There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth.(John 19:28-29)

Do we offer our Lord the best wine, or the bitter when we gossip about others? When we hear this gossip of others, do we push away that sponge of bitter wine or do we drink it up to share it with others?

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​Mass at Santa Marta – Bite your tongue

The Pope then recommended a true examination of conscience: “It will do us good to ask ourselves: Do I sow peace? For example, with my tongue, do I sow peace or do I sow discord?”. Then, he added: “How many times have we heard that a person has a serpent’s tongue, because he does what the serpent did with Adam and Eve, he destroyed the peace”. This, the Pontiff warned, “is an evil, this is an ill in our Church: sowing divisiveness, sowing hate, not sowing peace”. Francis continued his proposed examination of conscience with a question which, he indicated, would be good to ask ourselves every day: “Today have I sown peace or have I sown discord?”. And don’t try to justify yourself with, “well, sometimes you have to say things because this or that…”. Really, the Pope asked, “what are you sowing with this attitude?”.

Psalms, chapter 22

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Something…

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Something very profound took place as I was laying the hospital ER, on a stretcher last week that I know in my heart our Lord needs me to share.

It was before they understood what was taking place with my heart and in all honesty, they thought it was nothing and wanted once again to send me home. It was our Lord in my heart, telling me to tell them, I needed to stay. SO they kept me overnight.

As I was laying on the stretcher, they had given me a painkiller, to numb the chest pains I was having at the time. Nothing extreme like morphine or anything like that. It was just to dull the pain to get my breathing rate to come back to almost normal.

The nurse left the room, my husband had left me to attend his class and I relaxed as much as I could. I knew our Lord was with me as He had made it so blatant that He was with me. I began to feel all the water from all places in my body pull away and I became so thirsty. My lips began to chafe and my tongue became dry. “I Thirst” rang out all through me as I knew our Lord was allowing me to see His pain. His “Thirst”. For a very long time, I sat and thought of nothing but Him on the cross. Gazing only on Him in His pain. I felt a wave of all the water that had been pulled away wash over me, so gently that the moisture returned and watered my very soul.This took place many times that day in the ER and I am sure our Lord needs to have you hear.. “I Thirst”.

Yesterday, the couple who bring me our Lord in the Eucharist, brought me blessed salt and Holy Water for drinking. The entire experience rang out to me, and when I received our Lord, after my deep prayers with Him, I grabbed a glass, poured that Blessed Holy Water, tasted it, and handed the rest to my husband…..

I ponder that there is no amount of time to separate me, no amount of suffering, no amount of loss or gain, that can stop me from quenching my Lord and my God’s thirst…

I love Him. I’m in love with Him.

Glory to God

EDIT TO ADD:

Passion Week (Holy Week): Good Friday

I Thirst. – The Fifth Word from the Cross

by Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen

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