Happy Birthday to my younger brother Jim. What a beautiful soul this man is and I am blessed to be his brother. Happy Birthday Jimbo.
Today’s readings offer up some of my favorite readings. Peter performing his first miracle with the beggar at the “beautiful” gate. And in the Gospel, we here about the “road to Emmaus”. Were not our hearts burning while He spoke to us on the way…and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Those two lines from the Gospel in way sum up the meaning of our Holy Mass. God speaks to us through the readings and we have the opportunity for Christ to make Himself known to us through breaking of the bread at each Mass offered. Some time in the near future we will have to spend some time looking at how our beautiful liturgy is put together by Mother Church so we can better learn to open our hearts to God’s Word and to fully appreciate the opportunity to receive God’s Word made flesh in our eucharist.
Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena:
Intention: Today bring to Me THE MEEK AND HUMBLE SOULS AND THE SOULS OF LITTLE CHILDREN, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.
Novena Prayers: Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages.
Christ has risen. Alleluia. Amen
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid.
Jesus, I trust in You.