Grace: Sorrow, compassion, and shame because the Lord is going to His suffering for my sins. Text for Prayer: Mt. 26:59-68, Lk. 23:7-11, Mt. 27:11-26 The innocent Son of God was dragged from one tribunal to the next. His hands were bound and His feet were shackled like the most dangerous of criminals. He was charged with crimes that… Read more »
Posts By: Fr. John Brown, S.J.
Grace: sorrow, compassion, and shame because the Lord is going to His suffering for my sins. Text for Prayer: Matthew 26:59-68, Luke 23:7-11, Matthew 27:11-26 Reflection: The innocent Son of God was dragged from one tribunal to the next. His hands were bound and His feet were shackled like the most dangerous of criminals. He… Read more »
Think: What is the significance of a single act of sacrifice by one man so long ago? Why aren’t the teachings of Jesus hanging over our altars instead of Crucifixes? Why do we pay so much attention to the crucified Christ when He walked among us as resurrected for far longer than he hung upon… Read more »
Grace: light to know the infinite love of our Divine King and to put all trust in Him Text for Prayer: John 11:1-45 Imagine: Compose the scene in your mind, imagining the road to Bethany and the tomb of Lazarus Reflection: By now, we have come to know a Jesus Who has set a course… Read more »
Grace: light to know how the Divine King prepares Himself for His mission, to love Him more and to imitate Him more closely Text for Prayer: Matt 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, or Luke 4:1-13 Reflection: Our Lord goes on retreat. Jesus is led into the desert to be shown the difference between what is to be… Read more »
Think: The Election, as Saint Ignatius calls it, is the final choice we make based on the encounter with God through the Spiritual Exercises. But first we are encouraged to meditate on the Three Modes of Humility so that we might be properly disposed to receive God’s will with openness and obedience. The Three Modes… Read more »
Grace: an intimate knowledge of our Lord, Who has become man for me, that I may love Him more and follow Him more closely. Text for Prayer: Luke 2:51-52 Reflection: See the house in Nazareth where Jesus grew up. See the place where Mary and Joseph live, where they gather together and work. Jesus Christ… Read more »
Grace: light to know the Divine King who has become a newborn child for me; to love Him and follow Him in His poverty, humility, docility and patience; to serve Christ’s people who find themselves at the mercy of others, outcast and without security Text for Prayer: Lk. 2:1-20 Reflection: Children everywhere love Christmas, for… Read more »
Grace: for an interior sense of pain that the lost suffer. If through repeated faults I find myself forgetful of the love of the Eternal King, may at least the fear of the pains of Hell keep me from falling into more sin. Imagine: Compose in your mind the closest thing to Hell that you… Read more »
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