Meditation on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 6.28.19

“I shall simply tell you, as a true friend in the adorable Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, that when I pray to him for you this thought occurs to me: if you want to live wholly for him and attain that perfection he desires of you, you must make a complete sacrifice of yourself and of all that you have, without reserve, to his Sacred Heart. You must no longer will anything but with the will of this most loving Heart, love nothing except with his love, act only according to the lights he gives you, undertake nothing without first asking his counsel, and help. All the glory must be his. You must thank him for the ill as well as for the good success of your undertakings, always satisfied, never worrying about anything. As long as this divine Heart is satisfied, loved, and glorified, that must be enough for us….

After that you will not regard yourself in any other way than as belonging to and dependent upon the adorable Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. You must have recourse to it in all your necessities and take up your abode there in so far as you can. He will make up for what is wanting in your imperfect actions and sanctify your good ones if only you conform yourself in everything to his holy will. He has great plans in store for you.”

~St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

LIVE Morning Musings & Devotions 11.14.18: Thursday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time: Friendship

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VIDEO: 10.26.18 Morning Musings & Devotions

Today was fun! Hope you enjoy! Here is what we did today:

*Divine Office Morning Prayer

*Daily Mass Readings and reflections on “good will” and the effects on our soul when we lose this “good will”

*News & Commentary

What I wanted to do, but which we did not have time for, was a decade of an “intentional rosary,” in which every Hail Mary is prayed for a specific intention. I did not make this Rosary praying technique up; I got it from Sirius Catholic Channel’s Gus Lloyd, who hosts Seize the Day in the mornings. If you haven’t checked him out, give him a listen; he’s a delight to listen to.

Without further ado, here are the links to the news articles I talked about today.

News Links:

Pope: Holiness Comes From Experience of Christ’s Love

Pope: Two Steps to Really Knowing Jesus

Bishop Holley claims his removal was motivated by Cardinal Wuerl’s revenge

Video Catechism Coming

American Version of British Catholic Herald Coming

Abiding Together Podcast

LGBT representation in the media has hit a new high

Jesus Painting Survives Fire

China’s Uighurs rumored to be suffering in concentration camps

Sinead/Magda/Shuhada’ O’Connor/Davitt joins Islam

Pro-life couple fosters 65 children and adopts 4

Ohio abortion clinic regains its license; complaint filed

Typhoon Yutu update

Women in the UK military now allowed in infantry.

Jordanian flash floods kill 20, mostly schoolchildren

Will Saudi King Salman replace Crown Prince MBS?

French derelict father imprisoned

18 Volcanoes now deemed a “very high threat” to United States

Time Warner building declared safe–again

Maine gives tax breaks to those paying off student loans

1774 Rebel newspaper clipping found at Goodwill

Norway Crown Princess diagnosed with fibroid lung condition

Study: Antibiotics trigger gut disorders but fiber reduces symptoms

Antibiotic “Trojan horse” shows promise in treating superbugs

New flu medicine Xofluza

GA toddler paralyzed overnight by mystery polio-like virus

Glyphosate lurking in popular breakfast cereals (especially oat-based)

Costco opening new chicken processing plant to keep up with $4.99 rotisserie chicken demand

7 foods that trigger migraines

Five more years of Dr. Phil

How NOT to approach pregnancy weight gain.

Meg #1: Megyn Kelly is OUT at NBC; $69M contract to be paid in full

Meg #2: Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is normal

Man breaks hip walking to buy lottery ticket, enters pool with hospital staff, & WINS!

VIDEO: 10.22.18 Morning Musings and Devotions, Memorial of Pope Saint John Paul II

Good morning and Happy Monday! Here is the Divine Office, Morning Prayer for the Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II. I’m a bit off my game this morning, so my apologies. All I can say…is that parenthood is hard. I am sure most of you can relate and I need say no more. Still we persevere, we pray, and we move forward in hope, and with confidence that the Lord is writing a special story for each of us, and that all works to the good in His Perfect Plan. God bless you; God keep you; God love you.

Perhaps I shall return later for a Holy Rosary? We shall see…

At least I can find humor in my poor Twitter commenter who said, “It’s good but too much Jesus…” I hadn’t even talked about Jesus much at that point! I think he or she was taking issue with my image of the Sacred Heart. I can only take it as a compliment and say– You can NEVER have too much Jesus, and if you read John 6, I think Our Blessed Lord agrees!