Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Psalms 34:18

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, 
and saves the crushed in spirit.

Sacred Heart Statue from Manresa

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Psalm 19:1-2

1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

Photo by Bruce Wallbillich 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Psalm 139:7-12

7Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there! 9If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night," 12even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.

Photo: Fr. Augustine Foley

Friday, August 25, 2017

Matthew 14:30

...beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord save me!

This is from the story of Jesus walking on the water in Matthew's Gospel. Go back and read it if you have the chance. It is short. Peter gets out of the boat and begins to walk toward Jesus but begins to sink overcome with fear. Jesus immediately stretches out his hand and saves him. The focus is usually on Peter not having enough faith but Peter does not hesitate to cry out to the Lord. Thank goodness for St. Peter! We are all like him in so many ways. 

May we always have his instinct to cry out to the Lord for help.

Painting by Dom Gregory De Wit, Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

John 19:27

“Behold your mother.”

Here is a great article on Mary from the Word on Fire website: