Today’s Gospel: Matthew 9:14-15 (Question About Fasting)
Do you hunger for God when you are hungry or when you are full? Or does it even matter? Or am I even only talking about food when it comes to real hunger? Inside each of us there are hunger pangs when we are starving or hungry. Do you really know what it means to have no food or barely enough food to feel full in anyway? Our hunger for Almighty God must be like that all the time. I know what it’s like to fast for a week on water alone, I also know what it’s like to fast for fifteen days straight, I had to stop. Both of those experiences where by choice; the hunger I experienced is not the hunger I am trying to explain.
Pondering these thoughts today: Today let us not forget those who are hungry. Think about friends and family who are suffering. Don’t assume. Ask them! Or if you are sure and you think they may refuse, stop by with some food. Real hunger for food we can address with mercy and love for one another. But also, keep in mind: Real hunger for God can also be addressed with mercy and love for one another. Take a friend or family member to Mass or Adoration or to a Bible Study. Think of those around you when you think of Jesus.
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS
Today is Friday: We pray the Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Sorrowful Mysteries
1. Agony on the Garden (Sorrow for sin) –Matt 26:36-46
2. Scourging at the Pillar (Purity) –Mark 15:1-16
3. Crowning with Thorns (Moral Courage) –Matt 27:27-31
4. Carrying of the Cross (Patience) –Mark 15:20-22
5. The Crucifixion (Perseverance) –Luke 23:33-46
Thank you Lord for loving us so much…
Rosary Man Jim’s Sorrowful Reflection: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-sorrowful-mysteries_11.html
Many Franciscan groups around the world use this for their own group gathering while they meditate the Stations with our Lady. http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2010/03/marys-way-of-cross.html It is unique and emotionally very moving as you move from station to station… From my heart to yours.