Posted by: livingscripture | May 25, 2010

Eighth Tuesday of Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

 We have given up everything and followed you…

                                                                   Mark 10: 28

 How should we live this Word

 How often have we experienced that with our weak strength and little faith everything may have seemed inexorably lost, but suddenly all was accomplished!  It felt almost like magic but it was God’s gratuitous gift!  God acts in what seems impossible to us.  God intervenes and saves us precisely when we seem totally overcome.

 It is there in what we do not know, or cannot know, or do not want to know, that things happen in us and for us as the Lord’s gift.  Therefore it is not our capacity or our merits that render our lives mysteriously beautiful, but rather God’s gift.

 God comes where there is no encumbrance of things or of loves.  Those who have left all, not because things or persons are despised, which would not be of any spiritual value, but because of ‘the Lord and of the Gospel, will receive a hundred fold now…and eternal life’ as Jesus told us.  The premise for eternal life is to live free without any attachments.

 Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will praise and thank God for all the times He has worked the ‘impossible’ in my life.

 Lord Jesus, grant me eyes to see Your presence in my daily life.  Grant that I may see You and believe in You!

 The voice of Dgpa Rimpoce, Tibetan Monk

 We do not detach ourselves to raise barriers against the world, but to receive true joy in the world.  By losing what is useless, we find the essential.


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