Lead you on the way you should go

December 15, 2017 6:00 am

“Thus says the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the LORD, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go.” (IS 48: 17) 

Leadership is so popular in these days. We can find many leadership trainings, books about leadership and video instructions on how to be a better leader. We have the best ever Leader—Our Lord, Who “leads us on the way we should go.” We can learn from Him, Who “teaches us what is good for us.” 

“The Lord will come; go out to meet him! He is the prince of peace.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Fear not, I will help you

December 14, 2017 6:00 am

“I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ Fear not, O worm Jacob, O maggot Israel; I will help you, says the LORD; your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.” (IS 41: 13-14) 

Our Lord is never tired of telling us how important we are to Him, how much He loves us, and how He can help. We can listen to His message all the time, happy with our hands united: “I am the Lord, your God, who grasp[s] your right hand.” 

“Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

They that hope in the LORD

December 13, 2017 6:00 am

“They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.” (IS 40: 31) 

Our Lord takes care of everything in our lives: He helps us to grow in love and improve our relationships within family and with neighbors, and always draws us closer to Himself. When we are weak, He “will renew our strength” in all areas of our lives. He loves us. And we love Him. 

“Behold, the Lord comes to save his people; blessed are those prepared to meet him.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Most blessed are you among women

December 12, 2017 6:00 am

“Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (LK 1: 42-45)

We celebrate today the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the “most blessed among women,” who became the Mother of Our Lord. She is always with us whenever we need her help, and whoever will ask her for intervention will be heard. She always comes with a blessing and always helps us to be more connected to Our Lord. 

“Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our Lord.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

He is patient with you

December 10, 2017 6:00 am

“The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard “delay,” but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 PT 3: 9) 

Our Lord loves us; He supports us, helps us, and–is patient: “not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Whenever we are in trouble, in temptations, or just feeling so weak, we can always put our trust in Him—He will help us always. 

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: All flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

This is the way

December 9, 2017 6:00 am

“The Lord will give you the bread you need and the water for which you thirst. No longer will your Teacher hide himself, but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher, while from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears: ‘This is the way; walk in it,’ when you would turn to the right or to the left.” (IS 30: 20-21)

Our Lord takes care of us. He “will give us the bread we need and the water for which we thirst.” And, what is even more important, He will give us the right directions when we “turn to right or to the left”: “This is the way; walk in it.” 
 
“The LORD is our Judge, our Lawgiver, our King; he it is who will save us.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

To be holy and without blemish before him

December 8, 2017 6:00 am

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” (EPH 1: 3-4)  

We were chosen “before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him,” and Our Lady is an example of this. We will follow Her, because God the Father “blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.” Our Lady will do everything to help us “to be holy.” 

“Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

And acts on them

December 7, 2017 6:00 am

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.” (MT 7: 24) 

Listening to His words, especially daily, is a very important step in our spiritual lives. When we add “acts on them,” this helps us to improve the foundations of our relationships with our families and friends. When Jesus is the rock of our family, we will survive all difficulties. 

“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call him while he is near.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

The tears from all faces

December 6, 2017 6:00 am

“The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; the reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.” (IS 25: 8) 

Our tears are important to Our Lord; He knows what happened to us; He knows our stories and our difficulties. He knows because He loves, and He “will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

“Behold, the Lord comes to save his people; blessed are those prepared to meet him.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

The earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD

December 5, 2017 6:00 am

“There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea.” (IS 11: 9) 

This is the vision of Isaiah, and we are part of this. We, who believe, who reflect every day on Our Lord’s words, who day by day are “filled with knowledge of the Lord,” and with us our children, friends and neighbors, are those referred to: “He will enlighten the eyes of his servants.” 

“Behold, our Lord shall come with power; he will enlighten the eyes of his servants.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

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