Today’s Encounter…Jesus Speaking (Mk. 10:28-31) A Tues. of 8th Wk. of Ord. Time.
With baptism you were infused with the reality of me through the Holy Spirit. That means that I am with you always, in a divine way.
You do not need that I come to you for I am there, pray rather that you stay open to my presence in you. I am there with the answers to every question, every challenge, every pain, and every yearning.
Peter declared, “Beloved, the prophets who prophesied the grace that was to be yours, searched…it was revealed to them…(to) set your hopes completely on the grace brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Pt. 1:10-16).
“Do not act in compliance with the desires of ignorance…be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, for it is written, Be holy because I am holy.” This is how you keep your heart open to me, living in virtue.
The psalmist sang, “The Lord has made know his salvation. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds” (Ps. 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4).
Peter began to say to me, “We have given up everything and followed you.”
I said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel, who will not receive a hundred times more now in the present age…and eternal life in the age to come.”
But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.
Everything works for the good when you follow the path that I have laid out for you. I am with you always, look to your heart!
Morning: O Lord, help me to listen to my heart to hear your words.
Evening: O Lord, what today did I come to know by listening to my heart today?