Christ’s Disciples

LECTIO DIVINA REFLECTION… (from Gospel reading below)

WHAT IS THE LORD PERSONALLY SAYING TO ME?

Being Christ’s is more important than anything on this earth! Our entire journey is about getting to heaven. We need to remember this and prioritize it daily. We need to rise above the pettiness that keeps us down in the troubles of this world.

WHAT DOES THE LORD PERSONALLY WANT ME TO DO?

Write this down and post it on the fridge or on my phone. Write down my complaints or worries in a separate notebook and stop voicing them out loud for everyone to hear.

Have a mantra, like; “Rise Above…” or “Carry Your Cross…”

MY PRAYER…

Lord, I want to be one of your disciples.  Help me to Know, Love, and Serve you better in my daily life.  Help me to prioritize my schedule so that all that I do is pleasing to you and will help lead others to you. Help me to “Rise Above” all the pettiness in my life and to “Carry my Cross” so that it leads me and others to you.  All for the Glory of God…

Blessings,

Sharon

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:25-33

25 Great crowds were traveling with him, and he turned and addressed them, 26 “If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? 29 Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him 30 and say, ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’ 31 Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can successfully oppose another king advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops? 32 But if not, while he is still far away, he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms. 33 In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.

Additional sources;

Reflection/Meditation and Prayer for Luke 14:25-33 from RC.NET

Disciples – Catechism of the Catholic Church

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“Why are you anxious?”

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42

38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; 42 one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.”

LECTIO DIVINA REFLECTION…

WHAT IS THE LORD PERSONALLY SAYING TO ME?

I Am that “One Thing”…  I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life…  Many are Anxious and worried but I will show you the way and give you rest.  No other “Thing” can do that.

“I Am the Lord, there is No Other…” ~ Isaiah 45:5-6

WHAT DOES THE LORD PERSONALLY WANT ME TO DO? 

Yes, time is needed in serving my family…  But as long as I spend time through out the day and week with the Lord in prayer, meditation, adoration, retreats, etc. that time will give me the energy and charitable attitude I need to love and serve my family well.

MY PRAYER…

Lord, I know that I need to spend time serving my family like Martha, but only want to spend time with you in prayer and meditation like Mary.  Help me to serve my family well in the evenings knowing that it will be pleasing to you and that I will be able to be with you through out my days.

“Lord, help me to BE like Mary when I have to WORK like Martha” Chris Stefanick

Additional sources;

Blessings,

Sharon

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“Who do You say that I am?”

Gospel Reading: Luke 9:18-24  

18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, “Who do the people say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen.” 20 And he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” 21 But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third  day be raised.“23 And he said to all, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his Cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.

LECTIO DIVINA REFLECTION…

WHAT IS THE LORD PERSONALLY SAYING TO ME?

Who do You say that I am, Sharon?  I say you are the Christ, the Messiah, my Redeemer, the one who called me out of Darkness into Your Wonderful Light of Love and Truth?

 

WHAT DOES THE LORD PERSONALLY WANT ME TO DO? 

I need to remember to take up my Cross daily and follow the Lord.  If I offer up my suffering for His sake I will save my Life to dwell in the house of the Lord for All eternity.

 

MY PRAYER…

O’Lord, help me to stay close to you in All my trials. Remind me to connect my Suffering with yours on the Cross, in joyful Hope of living with you in Heaven someday for All eternity.

Additional sources;

  • Reflection/Meditation and Prayer for Luke 9:18-24 from RC.NET
  • Our participation in Christ’s sacrifice (on the Cross .) – CCC 618

 

Blessings,

Sharon

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The New Commandment

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; 32 if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once.

33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you Love one another; even as I have loved you, so you also should Love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, IF you have Love for one another.” ~ John 13:31–35

Lectio Divina Reflection…

What is the Lord personally saying to me?

To glorify God by loving one another! If you are my disciples you must give others the Love that was given to you.

What does the Lord personally want me to do? 

To glorify God by loving others, especially those most hard to Love and even if they continue in their dysfunctional behavior.
“God Loves us where we are but he Loves us too much for us to stay there.”

My Prayer…

Help me, Lord to be mature in my love for others and to be merciful because you have been so merciful to me!

Continued Easter blessings, Sharon

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