Reflections


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October 17 - It’s astonishing that, the closer we are to our Lord in the spiritual order, the greater the temptations, and the stronger the passions become. (Conference, May 20, 1862)

Be like a child of God     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 16 – Be like the child who only feels, loves and give thanks. Let God do the thinking for you. (CO 1070)

St. Therese of Avila     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 15 – St. Teresa of Avila. The true character of divine love is zeal for the reign of God in the soul. The greater the love, the greater is the dedication, the flame that comes naturally is the furnace of charity. The zeal of Jesus Christ and of his Church devoured the heart of St. Teresa. (PO 24,1)

St. Callistus     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 14 – (St. Callistus) The catacombs show us an admirable and irrefutable way, the use of the Eucharist as sacrifice, as communion and as a permanent sacrament.

Sanctifying the present     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 13 - It is necessary to sanctify the present and to work under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. (NR 15,3)

To be at the present time     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 12 – We imagine that we still have time, because we are always in the future and never in the present. That is why we are careless. (PR 13,1)

God dwells in us, all the time!     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 11 – God gives us neither past nor future, He always is. Well, dwell in the existence of love, in his divine Providence of the moment and leave to him the care of the future and of the past. (CO 881)

Becoming Like Angels in Heaven     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 3 – Belong to Jesus like the Angels in Heaven, rejoice in his service, in the joy of his service, in the simplicity of self-giving without soul-searching, at least rarely. The flame which issues from the hearth does not return to it, it continues to rise because another flame pushes it. It neither has time to return, nor the impulse to do so; Be the same. (CO 1078)

Guardian Angels     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 2 – Guardian Angels. Oh! If we could be like the guardian angels! They see god continually while at the same time they are always concern with us. That is because God is their absolute center. (CO 282)

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

October 1 – St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. When one wants to build great things it is with large stones, but when one wants to make jewellery it is with small stones. 9PS 504,2)

St. Jerome     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 30 – St. Jerome. The Word of God is a blessing and one of the greatest blessings. And this blessing has the peculiarity that it renders us more guilty if it does not make us better. (PG 17,3)

The Archangels     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 29 – (Archangels Gabriel, Raphael and Michael) The angels were without a name, except the three princes, who were certainly the most humble. (NR 44,61)

To Journey with God     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 28 – To go towards God we go up by going down, because it is written, He who humbles himself will be exalted [Lk 14,11). (PS 197,3)

St. Vincent de Paul     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 27 – St. Vincent de Paul. According to the counsel of Tobias, if you have nothing superfluous, take something even from what you need to give to the poor. This would then become the widow’s mite. (NV 9, 30)

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September 26 – Yes, the good God wants you to do great things through small things everyday. (CO 307)

Finding God in our Duties     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 25 – It is a great thing to know how to find God in our duties, in the midst of the demands of the world. That is certainly what you try to do everyday. (CO 481)

Allowing God to be the your sun everyday     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 24 – The Good Lord is and must be your sun each day. Every day it rises for you, but not in the same way. (CO 302)

Lighting the File of Divine Love within     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 23 – Light the fire of divine love in your heart in the morning in order that it may last all day. Your meditation should accomplish this task, look for the wood, light the fire – then, from time to time during the day, rekindle it with a few simple acts of love, drawn from your duties, sacrifices or spiritual joys. (CO 1085)

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September 22 - To rise is the most important action of the day, usually crucial for a good or bad day. From there, this proverb: such is the rising, such is the day. The movement of anything follows the strength and the direction imprinted on it by its first thrust. (PA 59,1)

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist     by:   St. Peter Julian Eymard, SSS

September 21 – St. Matthew. The apostle left us many written works, but we can sense that what they share is what they witnessed, what they saw and heard, especially the fire that puts us in the truth. God gives the other grace in a while, but he guides us through a grace of light. It’s up to us to study, to search for the truth, to reflect on it, and to discover its beauty. That’s prayer. Every grace begins by being a light, and we feel its warmth. (PS 249,3)


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