Your Daily Jesus

In Sunday’s gospel Jesus declared himself to be the Bread of Life, and this image must be linked to the phrase in the Lord’s Prayer where we are told to ask for our daily bread.

Therefore we can ask ourselves where and how we get our daily Jesus.

There are plenty of preachers and teachers who may offer ways of getting your daily Jesus.

Praise the Lord

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The Desert and the Mountain

Not being able to sleep I got up at 3 am and spent a fair bit of time meditating on the spiritual journey.

As I get older the life of prayer seems to get more difficult, not more easy. Temptations continue and one of them is the temptation to give up. Not to do anything radically wicked, but simply to give up in the spiritual quest–to drift if you like.

As I was thinking about this I came under attack. Satan,–who is the accuser of the brethren–told me that the whole thing–my life in Christ, my vocation to the priesthood, my becoming Catholic, my service as a priest–that all of it was one big elaborate escape mechanism to run away from who I truly am. In other words it was an exercise in self loathing, and therefore the whole thing was a lie and I was simply a huge fraud.

Praise the Lord

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My Secret Catholic Ancestor

Today I am remembering my father’s Great Aunt Anne.

My whole family, on both sides, are blessed with a rich, godly Protestant faith. They were German, Swiss, Danish and English Lutherans, Brethren and Mennonites. In my grandparents generation they had left the mainline Protestant denominations to join independent Bible/Baptist churches.

Despite this overwhelming Protestant heritage my Dad once told us about his Great Aunt Anne. She was the sister of his grandmother and he recalled, as a boy visiting the grandmother’s home where Great Aunt Anne–an elderly widow–was living.

Praise the Lord

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