For the week ending on Sunday, October 21, 2012
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
So let us confidently approach the throne of Grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.
In the time of Jesus, the Jewish custom allowed only the Holiest to enter into the most sacred spaces of the temple. When Christ died on the cross the walls crumbled and the sheet was torn separating us from our God. Through the presence of Christ, the Eucharist, we are now able to enter into God’s loving, merciful and wondrous presence. There is nothing but our own pride and ego that can keep us from confidently approaching God. There is nothing that we have done or not done that God does not know or forgive. God’s grace is for us: compassion, understanding, mercy, forgiveness, courage, empathy, patience and help. Let us surrender our pride, leave our ego at the door, open our heart, enter into the presence of grace … and allow our hearts to receive Christ’s peace, joy and abundance.
What am I hiding that only God’s grace can mercifully reveal, courageously help and tenderly heal?
Dear Jesus, call me to your presence, fill me with faith so that I may confidently open the door and approach you with an open willing heart. Amen
Favors Granted to Adorers and visitors of the Adoration Chapel:
Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of a special family that includes me as they worship and pray together.
Dear Jesus, thank you for being with me as I received the news of my test results.