Morning Prayer:

You withheld sleep from my eyes, I was troubled, I could not speak. I thought of the days of long ago and remembered the years long past. At night I mused within my heart. I pondered and my spirit questioned… Has his promise come to an end? Does God forget his mercy or in anger withhold his compassion? … The barren wife bears seven sons, while the mother of many languishes. The Lord puts to death and gives life…

In Conversation with God:

… the entire world is ravaged by hunger…

There are moments of great indecision in our lives, moments of uncertainty and urgent need. Go to Joseph, Jesus says to us. He who during his life was entrusted with the great mission of caring for Me and my Mother in our bodily needs, he who guarded our very lives at so many times of crisis, will continue to care for Me in my members, who are all those who suffer and are in any kind of want…

I do not know how anyone can think of the Queen of Angels, during the time she suffered so much with the Child Jesus, without giving thanks to Saint Joseph for the way he helped them…

… Joseph… who was permitted to see and hear the God whom many kings wished in vain to see and hear, and not only to see and hear him, but to carry him… kiss him, clothe him and care for him… 

In human life, Joseph was Jesus’ master in their daily contact, full of refined affection, glad to deny himself the better to take care of Jesus… Ite ad Ioseph… 

Talk to Joseph and you will find Mary, who always shed peace about her in that attractive workshop in Nazareth.

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The Rhythm of Life:

At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose your self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities out of which you can build many I’s. But in only one of them is there a congruence of the elector and the elected. Only one – which you will never find until you have excluded all those superficial and fleeting possibilities of being and doing with which you toy, out of curiosity or wonder or greed, and which hinder you from casting anchor in the experience of the mystery of life, and the consciousness of the talent entrusted to you which is your I.


… so goodbye yellow brick road…

ToB #96 ~ Analogy of Spousal Love Indicates the Radical Character of Grace


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