To Be for Jesus

To Be for Jesus

Yours, totally Yours!
The wonder of it!

To be, so small,
A little nobody,
And, yet, to hold the gaze
Of the Lord of the Universe.

It is not for my merit,
That You attend my supplication.

All I have read, or heard, or done,
Fills not a thimble,
Yet, straight from the Holy Font,
You knew me
And attended to my cry.

It is grace that holds sway.
Your grace.
I am graced,
Graced by Love,
Graced by Mercy.

I am that babe,
That waits to be picked up,
And seated with You on Your throne.
If I am to judge nations,
Let it be from a throne upon Your lap.

Having sinned,
I deserve not breath,
But, crying out,
With a heart,
Affixed onto Your own,
Trust draws You to me.

Love bends Your ear,
And inclines Your Heart.
Make my poor heart
Like unto Your own,
Rich in mercy,
Resplendent in Love.

Be for me, All.  
O, Lord, fill my heart,
And mind,
With holy expectations
Of Your Mercy,
Drawn from the Heart of Your Love.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

Stephen Hawking’s view of Heaven: A response

near death experience studies

From a conference by Saint Thomas Aquinas – I shall be satisfied when your glory is seen

From a conference by Saint Thomas Alquinas –
I shall be satisfied when your glory is seen

It is fitting that the end of all our desires, namely eternal life coincides with the words at the end of the creed, “Life everlasting. Amen.”

The first point about eternal life is that man is united with God. For God himself is the reward and end of all our labors: I am your protector and your supreme reward. This union consists in seeing perfectly: At present we see through a glass, darkly; but then we shall see face to face.

Next it consists in perfect praise, according to the words of the prophet: Joy and happiness will be found in it, thanksgiving and words of praise.

It also consists in the complete satisfaction of desire, for there the blessed will be given more than they wanted or hoped for. The reason is that in this life no one can fulfill his longing, nor can any creature satisfy man’s desire. Only God satisfies, he infinitely exceeds all other pleasures. That is why man can rest in nothing but God. As Augustine says: You have made us for yourself, Lord, and our heart can find no rest until it rests in you.

Since in their heavenly home the saints will possess God completely, obviously their longing will be satisfied, and their glory will be even greater. That is why the Lord says: Enter into the joy of your Lord. Augustine adds: The fullness of joy will not enter into those who rejoice, but those who rejoice will enter into joy. I shall be satisfied when your glory is seen, and again: He who satisfies your desire with good things.

Whatever is delightful is there in superabundance. If delights are sought, there is supreme and most perfect delight. It is said of God, the supreme good: Boundless delights are in your right hand.

Again, eternal life consists of the joyous community of all the blessed, a community of supreme delight, since everyone will share all that is good with all the blessed. Everyone will love everyone else as himself, and therefore will rejoice in another’s good as in his own. So it follows that the happiness and joy of each grows in proportion to the joy of all.

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To Be for Jesus

In a time of Thanksgiving, when we recall God’s mercies toward us and the wonders He has placed before us and,  in particular , the eyes of our soul, it is good and prudent,  to be ever renewed and refresh our Covenant  to remain mindful of Our Father’s care

Covenant    

Called to Communion

Called to Communion

For all my non-Catholic and anti- Catholic friends, Please give CALLED TO COMMUNION your ear and a place in your day.

You can ask questions, raise objections or try to stump this humble servant of God.

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