14 Apr Psalm 42:2 (Longing to Pray)
Posted on Monday 14 April, 2008
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As the hind longs for the running waters, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:2
Living Faith snippets: “In my deepest level of prayer I almost always end up with a deep, unspeakable longing. I then feel myself reaching out to the universe, reaching out to God from the innermost core of myself. Just as water is so much more precious when one is thirsty…So I cherish my thirst for God as the gift that keeps me seeking.” by Aileen O’Donoghue
Sr. Francelle snippets: Dearest Ones, When you live for others, God makes you happy. Love is always active. You can’t hide it….one can’t have love without showing it. Love is not a feeling, it is a decision. Feelings come and go. Pornography is a sin in the mind. People rationalize, saying, “I was just thinking about it, I didn’t do it.” We must remember that if an improper thought comes, it is a temptation, not a sin, but if we entertain it, keep holding on to it, it can become a sin. If one is constantly thinking, “What’s in it for me? or “What about me?” – there will be constant friction in families. A saint once said, “The saddest thing to remember when we reach heaven will be all the times we had to have our own way.” In God’s love and mine, Sister Francelle
Through Christ for ProLife,
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