Minute Meditations

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Admire God’s Creativity and Generosity

The difference between trees and shrubs, the varying age of trees in the woods—all mirror the creative and generous abilities of our God.

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Get Back on Your Feet

When you fall, get back up. Our relationship with Jesus Christ gives us the power to rise again. When we turn to God with a repentant heart, he always helps us up. A man who keeps falling and rising will make more progress than the one who falls and stays down.

– from A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics

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Supreme Act of Love

The supreme act of love in which Jesus died, that which we remember each time we celebrate the Eucharist, actually brings us into an intimacy with him at a most profound level. There is no conceivable way to deepen our friendship, our knowledge and love of Jesus, and his love for us, than through the celebration of the most holy Eucharist.

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Our Earthly Mission

Deep down, we all have a sense that we were put on earth for something. We have a mission and our hearts yearn to discern what that mission is. Often we come close, but we sense what we’ve found isn’t quite the whole thing or the real thing. Not to fret, because if our hearts are pure, we’ll be led to it.

-from Loaded: Money and the Spirituality of Enough

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In Trying Times

Opposition can be painful and confusing. It is more hurtful when it comes from those closest to us. We must not let this kind of opposition interfere with our quest for holiness. Rather, we have to refrain from judging these critics (we can’t see their whole heart), and keep our focus on loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbor as ourselves.

– from Answers

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Remain Calm

Father, grant me the grace to remain calm and serene in the midst of turmoil in my own life so that I can reflect at least a little of Jesus’ peace. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

– from Stories of Jesus

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Walking in Mystery

God wants us to trust Him. That often involves walking in mystery. It also requires us to recognize the fact that God can always bring good out of evil. The Bible is filled with stories of bad, even evil, decisions, but somehow God’s will prevailed, and we ended up with a Savior.

– from Faith, Hope & Clarity

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