One Minute Reflection – 23 July – Tuesday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Matthew 12:46-50
“Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father, is my brother and sister and mother” … Matthew 12:50
REFLECTION – “To love what God loves is the logical thing for the one who is truly His lover, outside that wish, there are no desires of our own – or if there should be one, this is in conformity with His will, if this should not be so, then our will would not be united with His. But if our will is really at one with His love, we shall want nothing that He does not want, we shall love nothing that He does not love and, having given ourselves up completely to His will, we shall not mind whatever He may send us, wherever He may place us. And about everything that He may want of us, we shall not only feel unconcerned, we shall feel pleased.
I don’t know whether there’s any error in what I am saying. I submit myself to the one who understands about this. I only say what I feel and that is, that I truly have no other wish than to love Him and everything else, I commend to Him. May His will be done! Every day I become happier in my complete abandonment into His hands.”… St Raphael Arnaiz Baron (1911-1938) – Spanish Trappist monk – Spiritual writings 10/04/1938
PRAYER – Increase in us, O Lord, Your gift of faith, so that the praise we offer You, may ever yield it’s fruit from heaven. Grant us the grace to love what You love and to spend our days in loving all that You lead us to. May the prayers of Your angels and saints, offered on our behalf, be a consolation in our trials. Holy Mother of God, pray for us, St Bridget of Sweden, Pray for us. We make our prayer through Christ, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, amen.