How blessed we are to have a night of TAIZE come to us. It was the biggest group that I had experienced and part of the draw must be Brother G who was not drawing attention to himself at all. He was totally unassuming and kept in the background except when he had to contribute to the event.
St Teresa of Avila, pray for us!
It happens often enough, coming without a warning
Sometimes there are signs but one may choose to ignore them
DEATH is an interesting subject no one can really ignore
Lately in preparing for a talk on a part of the Creed
I have been meditating frequently on the topic:
Forgiveness of sin, Death and Life everlasting
For me death is always not far from my mind
Funerals I do attend so often
What a blessing the Lord has given!
DEATH will usher in a change of life
Not change that is to be feared
A wonderful welcome it ought to be
The saints have realised this
Only death gives one the chance
to meet our Lord and to behold Him face to face
One thing have I lately been pondering
We have an immortal soul
Forever will it live on
So great too must our need be
to live in a pleasing manner
with Heaven as our final end
Imagine if you will and if you can
Making evil choices so as to end up in Hell
and there suffer for all eternity?
I understand better now
St Teresa of Avila pondered on Forever and Ever
Praise the Lord
I too have had the grace to meditate . . .
Thank our Lord Jesus, Saviour divine
Only You can direct our paths
Let us follow You faithfully all the days of our life!
O how very blessed, how very blessed the church is
Jesus says whose sins you forgive they are forgiven
and so we have the Sacrament of Reconciliation
And I am grateful to be able to go regularly
and to be able to receive the grace
What would happen if there was a limit to one’s confession?
What would happen indeed?
I shudder to think that it can be so
No, it cannot and that is why it is so easy
to take things for granted
to grow careless of the Sacrament
Come next weekend the little ones aged around nine
will have to make their first Holy Reconciliation
May God bless them to receive the grace
of always leaning on the Lord
Counting on his mercy and abundant goodness
being faithful to the end