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My Soul Proclaims the Glory of the Lord and My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior   Leave a comment

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Posted December 25, 2016 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus, Mary

In A Warm Manager   Leave a comment

We desire to be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas-time, not in a cold manger of our heart, but in a heart full of love and humility, in a heart so pure, so immaculate, so warm with love for one another.” — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Nativity scene

 

Posted December 6, 2014 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus

I Carry You In My Heart   2 comments

I carry you in my heart and pray that God will give you the grace to see, to know and to understand.  It is a gift.  For some it just comes; others have to ask for the gift; others neither seek nor want the gift.  Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”  He also said:  “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Matthew 11.

You are right.  Existing is not living, and I am glad that you want to live again.  Jesus said that he came to bring you life and to bring it more abundantly.

You were created out of great love by God and made in his image.  He created all of us with a great vacuum in our souls and hearts, an emptiness, a loneliness and great longing that only he can fill.  If we do not surrender to the mercy and love of God, then we will go through life in this state, ever longing, ever incomplete.  Some try to fill the holes with alcohol, drugs, sex, a marriage partner, success, money, fame and fortune, but it never works.  We need God to be the ground of our being.

Our surrender to God will not take away sorrows and sufferings, losses and broken dreams, but we will have a purpose greater than all things of this earth.  We will have the God of All Comfort and Love walking by our sides as we walk through the trials of this life.  He will give us the strength and consolation needed.  We will believe that separation from loved ones though death is only temporary and that spiritually, we remain of one heart and mind even though absent from each other in body.

(Written for all who suffer, especially from the loss of a loved one.)

Prodigal Son - Rembrandt

Posted January 13, 2014 by ouidaofs in Conversion, Death of spouse, Grief, Jesus, Love, Mercy, Suffering

Little Baby Child   Leave a comment

Sweet little baby child, born in a manger.
Sweet little baby boy, in the arms of Saint Joseph,
            God trusting his creature.
Baby Jesus, poor in spirit, both emptied and filled,
            surrendering to an earthly father
                        that we may surrender to a heavenly one.
A baby, pure in heart, dwelling among us that we may see God.
Little, like a taste of bread and wine.  God beheld and God consumed.
            God trusting us with himself.
Sweet little baby child, Word made flesh.

Ouida Tomlinson
June 9, 1997
(In the garden of St. Clare Monastery, New Orleans, LA)

Posted December 16, 2013 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus, Uncategorized

The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor   Leave a comment

 

THE LORD HEARS THE CRY OF THE POOR

By John Foley, SJ

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord.
I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord,
who will hear the cry of the poor.
Let the lowly hear and be glad,
the Lord listens to their pleas;
and to hearts broken God is near,
who will hear the cry of the poor.
Ev’ry spirit crushed, God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.
We proclaim your greatness, oh God,
your praise ever in our mouth;
every face brightened in your light,
for you hear the cry of the poor.
(Source)

Posted January 3, 2013 by ouidaofs in Jesus, Music, The Poor

Most Holy Name of Jesus   Leave a comment

“Glorious name, gracious name, name of love and of power! Through you sins are forgiven, through you enemies are vanquished, through you the sick are freed from their illness, through you those suffering in trials are made strong and cheerful. You bring honor to those who believe, you teach those who preach, you give strength to the toiler, you sustain the weary” (St. Bernardine of Siena).

Posted January 3, 2013 by ouidaofs in Jesus

A Kid’s View of the Christmas Story   Leave a comment

Posted January 3, 2013 by ouidaofs in Jesus, Joseph, Mary

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