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Thursday, February 11, 2016
'I have waited, waited for the Lord, and He stooped toward me and heard my cry. He drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the mud of the swamp; He set my feet upon a crag; He made firm my steps, and He put a new song into my mouth, a hymn to our God. Many shall look on in awe, and trust in the Lord'. (Psalm 40:2-4)
'I beg you through the mercy of God to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may judge what is God's will, what is good, pleasing and perfect.' (Romans 12:1-2)
'Jesus, I give You my whole heart and my whole will. They once rebelled against You, but now I dedicate them completely to you…Receive me, and make me faithful until death.' (St. Alphonsus Liguori)
'Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess, You have given me. I surrender it all to You, to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.' (St. Ignatius Loyola)
Painting on this post by James Tissot, in US public domain due to age. Digitally altered and cropped.
Posted by © Nancy Shuman at 9:50 PM
Labels: call, commitment, Jesus, Lent5
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Nancy what an astonishingly powerful and beautiful video. Thank you for sharing it. I have a feeling it will not be the last time I watch it.ReplyDelete
I have watched it a number of times myself, Sabrina! it stays and stays with me......Delete
Dear Nancy, I have been struggling with my will over an issue these past days, having to tamp it down every few minutes or so. Never before than in these days have I been so aware of my willfulness, and of my struggle to surrender my all to God without telling Him how to do His job.ReplyDelete
Then, I read your 2nd day meditation, and I felt myself just melt into submission. In the brief minutes it took me to read the words you've placed for our souls' nourishment today, I've felt resistance melt away, and a ready willingness to cast it all on the Lord. What a miracle for me!
Thank you, and bless you for this.
Caitlynne Grace, I am touched to the core by your comment. Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting me know this.Delete
Yes! Beautiful submission to our Lord and Love. Powerful film clip. It is such a work in process, and going forward and a sliding back. Thank you for this inspiration Nancy. You are so nurturing and good to come to out here. And such love for our Lord, such energy...I can barely keep up with you!!! God bless, friend....ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind words. God has given energy, and time, for this - now that I'm an "older" person who's not chasing children around anymore. Energy for cooking dinner... not so much!! :)Delete