Monthly Archives: December 2021
St. Thomas Becket & King Davd (29 December)
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
and abides in the shade of the Almighty
says to the Lord: “My refuge,
my stronghold, my God in whom I trust!”
It is he who will free you from the snare
of the fowler who seeks to destroy you;
he will conceal you with his pinions
and under his wings you will find refuge.
You will not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that prowls in the darkness
nor the scourge that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand fall at your right,
you, it will never approach;
his faithfulness is buckler and shield.
Your eyes have only to look
to see how the wicked are repaid,
you who have said: “Lord, my refuge!”
and have made the Most High your dwelling.
Upon you no evil shall fall,
no plague approach where you dwell.
For you has he commanded his angels,
to keep you in all your ways.
They shall bear you upon their hands
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
On the lion and the viper you will tread
and trample the young lion and the dragon.
Since he clings to me in love, I will free him;
protect him for he knows my name.
When he calls I shall answer: “I am with you,”
I will save him in distress and give him glory.
With length of life I will content him;
I shall let him see my saving power.
I need to take care that I am not filling my soul with worldly stuff. I want to it fill it with the stuff of heaven, The stuff of my eternity. It is the stuff of my choosing for eternity.
I need to seek God’s presence.
I need to take care that I am not filling my soul with worldly stuff. I want to it fill it with the stuff of heaven, the stuff of my eternity. It is the stuff of my choosing for eternity.
The world does not offer me peace. It offers me distraction at every turn.
I need to be able to look at it and choose what is best for my heart, and for those I love.
Spiritual Discipline -find those things that are hindering me and remove them to be at peace. Do not allow thoughts to rule me or interfere with my living in the presence of God.
The task of the heart is to seek to approach God with whom I desire to spend eternity.
“ Your heart has no other task than to approach God”
I don’t need to be informed. I need to pray.
I need to be recollected. It is my duty and my gift to God. He will take care of the rest. He will take care of me and those I love.