Wednesday, September 3, 2008
God speaks to us through Scripture
Today is the feast of St. Gregory who was a great Pope and one that I love. However, I decided this morning to share some of my favorite Gospel quotes with you. These passages all have been a special source of grace for me in the past and still say much to me as each was an experience of God for me. In the retreat I started jotting them down just as the passages came to me. It is an exercise that I hope each of my readers will do for themselves: "Come to Me..."
"I am the Good Shepherd..."
"I know mine and mine know me."
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want"
"Fear not; It is I, do not be afraid."
"I am not alone because I do always what is pleasing to my Father."
"Let not your heart be troubled"
"Remain in my love."
"You have not chosen me; I have chosen you that you may bear fruit and your fruit will remain."
"As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you."
"Do whatsoever he tells you."
"Could you not watch and pray with me?"
"Lord, if you want you can make me clean."
"Behold I stand knocking at the door; anyone who opens to me, I will come in and dine with her and she with me."
"You are precious in my sight."
"Behold, I am with you always."
I skipped over at the end as it is too long and you will notice that not everyone of these passages is found in the Gospels, but I just let them come. It was a good exercise for me as I went back to the experience that made these passages so special for me. I hope you try it for yourself as God does speak to us through the Scriptures.