Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4775177

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4775177


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By Sr. Fidelis Pastor Bonus In the Communion for the 4th week of Easter, Jesus says, #quot;I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep and mine know me.#quot; (John 10:14). In a simple two and a half line melody, the joy and safety of being known is beautifully portrayed. Last week he was known in the breaking of the bread. [ 33 more words. ]

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4775177

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4775177


Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song | The Community of Jesus
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By Sr. Fidelis Pastor Bonus In the Communion for the 4th week of Easter, Jesus says, #quot;I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep and mine know me.#quot; (John 10:14). In a simple two and a half line melody, the joy and safety of being known is beautifully portrayed. Last week he was known in the breaking of the bread. [ 33 more words. ]

Gregorian Chant: The Eternal Song

By Sr. Fidelis

Pastor Bonus

In the Communion for the 4th week of Easter, Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep and mine know me.”  (John 10:14).

In a simple two and a half line melody, the joy and safety of being known is beautifully portrayed.  Last week he was known in the breaking of the bread.  This week we are made even more aware of his watchcare over each one of us in an intimate, personal way.

Ego sum pastor bonus et cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt me meae.

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April 26 Echoes of Eternity My soul fainteth for Thy salvation; but I hope in Th…

April 26 Echoes of Eternity
My soul fainteth for Thy salvation; but I hope in Thy word.
Psalm 119:81
My child, do not despair that My plans are taking a long time to work out. You cannot see the future nor the pitfalls along the way. These delays are given to purify your heart and the hearts of others, that you and they will be ready for the healing My power will effect. What is required of you now is to continue to purge all the old leaven of bitterness and unforgiveness. That purging goes deep and produces many tears of repentance if it is to be complete. The Kingdom of heaven is still “at hand” for those who repent. My Kingdom comes whenever and wherever true repentance opens the door. Since I dwell within the “broken and contrite heart,” it is not necessary to wait for some future event to see the Kingdom. You will know—and see—that I am God. My glory can be seen in small as well as great
things.

April 26 Echoes of Eternity My soul fainteth for Thy salvation; but I hope in Th…

April 26 Echoes of Eternity
My soul fainteth for Thy salvation; but I hope in Thy word.
Psalm 119:81
My child, do not despair that My plans are taking a long time to work out. You cannot see the future nor the pitfalls along the way. These delays are given to purify your heart and the hearts of others, that you and they will be ready for the healing My power will effect. What is required of you now is to continue to purge all the old leaven of bitterness and unforgiveness. That purging goes deep and produces many tears of repentance if it is to be complete. The Kingdom of heaven is still “at hand” for those who repent. My Kingdom comes whenever and wherever true repentance opens the door. Since I dwell within the “broken and contrite heart,” it is not necessary to wait for some future event to see the Kingdom. You will know—and see—that I am God. My glory can be seen in small as well as great
things.

April 25 Echoes of Eternity Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and He shall s…

April 25 Echoes of Eternity
Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.
Psalm 27:14
Waiting is a purifying time. The desires of your heart must line up with My desires, or I would be guilty of aiding you in sin. My desire for you is entirely in keeping with My character—and to the end that I have in mind for you. That end is love and the whole length of the journey toward that end is filled with My love for you. Therefore, My child, wait. Be of good courage, and in very truth I will give you your heart’s desires.

April 25 Echoes of Eternity Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and He shall s…

April 25 Echoes of Eternity
Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.
Psalm 27:14
Waiting is a purifying time. The desires of your heart must line up with My desires, or I would be guilty of aiding you in sin. My desire for you is entirely in keeping with My character—and to the end that I have in mind for you. That end is love and the whole length of the journey toward that end is filled with My love for you. Therefore, My child, wait. Be of good courage, and in very truth I will give you your heart’s desires.

April 24 Echoes of Eternity The peace of God which passeth all understanding sha…

April 24 Echoes of Eternity
The peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7
The peace that passes understanding is an active power, an active stillness that stirs hope and joy even in the midst of trouble. As long as you are in the world there will be trouble, tribulation, trials. These are not to destroy you nor to dampen your faith in Me, but to purify your soul and wean it from its captivity to a passing
world. Not yet has it become firmly attached to that which cannot be shaken, so with every blow to its false security a choice is open to choose the better part.
I know your fears—from your own weakness and of what might lie ahead for you. I call you now to trust yourself to My care, to lean on My strength, to rest on My promise. Your fears will subside, they are not omnipotent—I am. They are subject to Me and to your obedience to Me. As your love for Me grows, they will diminish. Peace replaces panic. I, the Lord, reign.

Room to Wander http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4767320

Room to Wander http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4767320


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By Sr. Nun Other A few years ago, I tried writing a folk song recounting the story of Jonah. While my song had several (now forgotten) verses, I do remember the first one: Old Jonah looking for a ship to sail, Ended up in the belly of a whale. When the wind blew, he drew a lot, And a hungry fish was the best he got! [ 135 more words. ]

Room to Wander

By Sr. Nun Other

A few years ago, I tried writing a folk song recounting the story of Jonah. While my song had several (now forgotten) verses, I do remember the first one:

Old Jonah looking for a ship to sail,
Ended up in the belly of a whale.
When the wind blew, he drew a lot,
And a hungry fish was the best he got!

Jonah’s testimony is a fascinating one. His four brief chapters of fame are a case study in vacillation between faithlessness and faithfulness. The cowardly man who “fled from the presence of the Lord,” is the same who later insists that the sailors, to save themselves, throw him into the midst of the sea. Swallowed by a whale and incarcerated in an unknown environment, his earnest prayer is one of  thanksgiving to God. His gratitude quickly turns to indignation when Ninevah is spared, and he’s inconsolable when a worm eats his shade tree. Perhaps the greatest thing about this story is God’s love for and infinite patience with His wayward child. He uses everything at His disposal — from a whale to a worm — to accomplish His will in both Jonah and 120,000 Ninevites.

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