The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
I apologize for not writing about today’s readings – I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to go deeper with the reflection I quoted last month:
"Be still and know that I am God."
In the stillness, ponder afresh who I am. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the one true God, your Shepherd and King. I see all, know all, and give you every good thing. I am the God who made the universe and I love you! I alone am totally worthy of your trust. Let me help you each day, let me be your Father, let me comfort you, let me teach you. I long to spend time with you letting you know just how much I love you!
"Be still and know that I am."
I am now, I always was, and I always will be. When you let me be your Lord and King, your life will take on new depth and meaning. All that I have said is true and one day when the battle between good and evil is over you will triumph with me and share my glory! We know the end of the story!!!
"Be still and know."
The world distracts you with so many things to know, but I can show you the secrets of abundant life and eternal life, the secrets to joy on earth and joy forever. Let me teach you the things that really matter.
Daily life is usually crazy busy. Take time from the hustle and bustle and be still. Let the stillness renew you and energize you. Meet me in the stillness and let me speak to your heart.
I created you as human beings not human doings. So be! Be all that I created you to be. Be loving, be kind, be an example of my love to others. But most importantly, be mine. Will you be mine – now and forever?
Janice Carleton and her husband Jim live in Portland, OR and partner with Passionist Fr. Cedric Pisegna in Fr. Cedric Ministries. She is the mother of 4 grown children and grandmother of 6. Janice also leads women’s retreats and recently wrote her first book: God Speaks to Ordinary People – Like You and Me. Visit Janice’s website at http://www.janicecarleton.com/ or email her at [email protected].