Thursday, October 23, 2014

prayer diary Thursday 23 October 2014 (St James)

And looking at those who sat around him, he said ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.' 
Mark 3. 34, 35

Reflection
All may be in a relationship with Christ as loving and close as with your dearest family members. But it requires that you not only hear his word but obey it also.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

haiku: autumn breeze

autumn breeze
   ~the stirring leaves
        sounding like rain

prayer diary Wednesday 22 October 2014

'If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’ 
Luke 12. 39, 40

Reflection
So many times in the Gospels our Lord speaks of the suddenness of death and the unknown time at which he will come again. He tells us this not to frighten but to warn us; for he loves us, and wishes none to deny themselves their chance of heaven.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

haiku: sunshine after rain

sunshine after rain
  ~lambent rainbow
      under paler brother

prayer diary Tuesday 21 October 2014

'Be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes.' 
Luke 12. 36,37

Reflection Again Christ reminds us that none of us know when we will be called before the judgement seat. Therefore live every moment as if in the next one might be your last so that you might spend every moment of the life to come with Christ in heaven.

Monday, October 20, 2014

haiku: after the rain

after the rain
  ~cows and crows
      graze together

prayer diary Monday 20 October 2014

'And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” 
Luke 12. 19

Reflection
The rich fool did not have the many years he hoped for to enjoy all he had; he had not even a single day. And what did his all his earthly wealth avail him – he who had no treasures laid up in heaven? This is why all of us, who also do not know the day or the hour we will be called before our Maker, must strive to be rich towards God.