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Old 3rd September 2020, 12:02 PM
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75. We scream to the Lord

To this demand:
ďGraciously rescue me, God! Come quickly to help me, Lord!Ē Psalm 70, verse 1

Letís add:
ďI waited, waited for the Lord; who bent down and heard my cry.Ē Psalm 40, verse 2

This cry is the realization that we are sinners, since we think that God is not around. The cry helps in recognizing that we are making too much effort that leads to nothing and that we do not let ourselves be Loved by God or by others.

This cry is also about thinking that we can manage everything on our own, that we can manipulate for our popularity, that we can go so far as to hurt others.



Letís not wait. Letís accept the Lordís truth, fully. He will free us from harm, since he hears our cry. Better still, he had heard our inner complaint before our cry.

God separates within us evil from good to elevate peace anew from our baptism:
ďHe drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the mud of the swamp, set my feet upon rock, steadied my steps.Ē Psalm 40, verse 3

When we are drawn from the mud and placed on the rock, it is God who embraces and establishes us in a safe place.

With confidence (faith), may God take us in his arms as the child lets himself be embraced by his parents. May the truth of God filter our being to remove the residue of evil.

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Old 4th September 2020, 11:22 AM
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76. The rule of Love

God is Love and his Love contains a Law:
ďBeloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Ē 1 John, chapter 4, verse 7

A person who has a grudge or hatred is invited to do an examination of conscience. Why is he like this? Well, itís because he is like that or has he become like that? Is it because he himself did not receive love from people or did not discover the Love of God?

Itís very difficult to define someoneís fault. This is why we are invited to let this person observe himself before God. The person who did some harm is the only one who can figure out what led him there. This harm comes either from him or caused by another person. He did not receive this evil from God.

We are invited to perform an examination of conscience before God. Jesus invites us to receive faith by inviting him into our life. The faith that will abound in us will help better understand the more difficult situations.

The Love of God is the rule of love between people. Letís give the people back to God, even if they are unfair to us, even if we donít understand everything.

Letís put ourselves in Jesusís hands, so that his Love will lead us to a new conversion. And gradually, we will obtain lights to become better, to better understand.

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Old 5th September 2020, 12:24 PM
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77. Indispensable Love

Love is abused and very often refused. If God is Love, why does it seem thereís lack of love on earth?

Believing in God, transforming our way of life, returning to a heart to Heart with God, so that his Love flows freely within us, is indispensable.



Otherwise, we block Godís Love and without a compass we drift away. The implications of misleading ourselves or not following Jesus are many. The risk is to have difficulty returning to him.

The only compass we can trust is the Love of God. Jesus invites us to welcome and follow him to truly live within his Love. We are also encouraged to humbly find our place before God.

May we be persons who are signs of Christ present among our contemporaries, to help them receive the Love of God.

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Old 5th September 2020, 05:22 PM
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Good meditations! a time to reflect. Thank you.
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Old 6th September 2020, 12:41 AM
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God bless you Brother.

Yes, they are simple but engaging
at the same time.

So it's a good way for getting close to the ones
who are searching or just starting in faith.

Also, it helps us who are walking with Jesus
to reflect, like you say, on our own conversion
and pathway of faith.
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Old 6th September 2020, 11:36 AM
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78. God's Kingdom

Paul gives us a very beautiful message:

ďFor we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.Ē Ephesian, chapter 2, verse 10

ďWe are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus.Ē How powerful, just these few words!



We usually live in a house and we always come back to the house. Our real home is in Jesus Christ. We are true when we establish ourselves in him.

Mary and all the saints are also in the Kingdom of God and they watch over us helping us constantly to get closer to Jesus. Everything is there, now, freely offered, to lead us in Jesus.


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Old 7th September 2020, 11:52 AM
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79. Dehumanized thinking

This is a reflection that God proposes to Job. It can also feed our thoughts. The Lord addresses Job from the midst of his personal storm:

ďWho is this that obscures divine plans with words of ignorance?Ē Job, chapter 38, verse 2

Jesus showed us, when he passed into our world, how we disfigure God. We risk being upset when we chase God away. We expose ourselves to lose a lot when we back away from him.



We observe humans, we fall into the faults and sins of the past to such an extent that we come to think God is like us. We hear it everywhere. This one is like that, that one is like this. Why should I follow people in the Church if they are not able to be charitable, to be happy?

We believe that by observing the human being, we see God there. But itís a little simpler than that. The human being is not God. So, itís impossible for a human to be perfect either in the world or in the Church.

It will always be easy to find some fault with someone, but letís not put that fault on Godís back.

We should be responsible in the faith to understand that a fault, a human who sin is contrary to the reality of God. God has created us Love, but we have trouble sharing and receiving it.


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Old 8th September 2020, 12:07 PM
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80. God's grace on us


Job is in the middle of the storm. And he responds to God with wisdom:
ďI am of little account; what can I answer you? I put my hand over my mouth. Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again; though twice, I will do so no more.Ē Job, chapter 40, verses 4 to 5



In seeking the good in the other, we will discover goodness in us and weíll move forward together by following Jesus. Easy.
Letís become beings filled with the Presence and the Light of God, in order to become familiar with his Light. Letís ask Godís grace on us to discover his light in the heart, the life and the being of the people around us.

Letís give thanks for the Presence of God in our life and welcome his Light that enlightens us on the daily path of conversion and faith.

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81. To run away

Moses responds to the people:
Fear not! Stand your ground, and you will see the victory the Lord will win for you today. These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again. The Lord himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still. Exodus, chapter 14, verses 13 to 14

It takes caution to clearly understand this text. The Lord fights evil among the Egyptians, although God does not fight the Egyptians. Pharaoh chooses evil by confining a nation to slavery.



Pharaoh lays his evil on the backs of his own Egyptians. He makes the Egyptians, his people, responsible for his evil and he swings his evil against the Israelites.

If the Lord fights for the people of Israel, it is simply to give them the courage of their convictions and to continue on the road of faith in God. That will set them free.

Fleeing evil leads to God. By fleeing the state of slavery in which the Israelites have been for far too long, they are giving themselves the means to take back their lives.

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