Posted by: livingscripture | January 8, 2017

Meditation 1-8-17

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

JANUARY 8, 2017

“Trials, tribulation, anguish, anxiety are permitted by the very One Who gives peace.”
— Archbishop Fulton Sheen

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Our Lord never intended that we should merely learn by heart the Our Father and recite it day and night. No doubt it is very beautiful and very simple, and can be meant quite easily by anyone who cares to use it. But that is not the purpose (although it is one purpose) of His gift of it to us. He evidently desires that we should take it to pieces, study its composition, and make it the model of our conversation with Him and the Father. … I must study it carefully, petition by petition, noting the distinct meaning of the words, the arrangement of the order, and the gradual development of the ideas of fatherhood, and so forth. … Indeed, this prayer is little else than a series of remarks made by a child to his Father. The very want of connection between each petition, the staccato notes that mark off phrase from phrase, seem to suggest that it should be said very slowly, pausing after each group of notes to let their meaning and harmony echo to the base of the soul.”
— Fr. Bede Jarrett
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