Do not look upon Him as a high and mighty lord who desires
to speak only to great ones–and then, only of great things.
Our God delights in stooping down to converse with us,
and He rejoices when we make known to Him our most trivial
Such is His love and care for you that He seems to have no one
else but you of whom to think.
St. Alphonsus Liguori
(image of Nathaniel from the Chosen)
Have you seen it??
Season 2 of The Chosen is out.
Well, episode 1,2 and 3 thus far…
Episode 2 was great.
We meet Nathaniel.
A soul after my own heart.
One who cried out to God and heard nothing back in response…
not until he met Jesus face to face…
I want that face to face — I want to see, to be told and to know, He knows…
but that’s a topic for another day.
In Episode 2 we watched as the current disciples, aka followers,
bickered and jockeyed
for position and did not hold back on their doubts and even dislikes
of the fellow followers.
Oh how real it is…
Future saints acting like the rest of us…
There is hope for us after all!
Do check it out…
I so want that one on one encounter.
One day, it shall come…
A French Catholic writer of a century ago,
Léon Bloy, frequently wrote this sentence.
It is one of the most profound sentences I have ever read:
‘There is only one tragedy, in the end: not to have been a saint.’
That is the meaning of life. The meaning of life is to be a saint. Nothing less.
from his book How to Destroy Western Civilization
What a friend I have in Jesus.
Twice in two days! Yesterday Mel and today your post refers to The Chosen
and one of my favorite interactions from The Seven Storey Mountain- -““What do you want to want to be, anyway?”
“I don’t know; I guess what I want to be is a good Catholic.”
“What you should say”–he told me–“what you should say is that you want to be a saint.”
It all begins with our realization of our simplicity and smallness, from which great things can emerge, with close contact “spirit and truth”
I saw Mel’s post yesterday and was glad to see others are finding the series—
It really is so good.
We are living in such crazy times that it is easy to feel lost or even abandoned— I needed to be reminded that He indeed sees— and I must strive, as small as I am, to continue attempting small steps for Him which then become great!!!
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
I still haven’t watched season 1 yet, 😦 Heaven help your Glow Worm 😀 Blessings!!
I love what the NIV Study Bible has to say about saints, in connection with Romans 1:7. Paul tells the Christians at Rome: “To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” The commentary explains that the Greek for “saints” means “holiness.” “All Christians are saints in that they are positionally ‘set apart’ to God and are experientially being made increasingly ‘holy’ by the Holy Spirit.” Praise God for continuing to work on us, making us increasingly holy and more saintly with each day!
Thank you Nancy— One if my favorite hymns—-
1 I sing a song of the saints of God,
patient and brave and true,
who toiled and fought and lived and died
for the Lord they loved and knew.
And one was a doctor, and one was a queen,
and one was a shepherdess on the green:
they were all of them saints of God, and I mean,
God helping, to be one too.
2 They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
and God’s love made them strong;
and they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake,
the whole of their good lives long.
And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
and one was slain by a fierce wild beast:
and there’s not any reason, no, not the least,
why I shouldn’t be one too.
3 They lived not only in ages past;
there are hundreds of thousands still;
the world is bright with the joyous saints
who love to do Jesus’ will.
You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea,
in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea;
for the saints of God are just folk like me,
and I mean to be one too.
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, cookiecrumbstoliveby wrote:
> Julie (aka Cookie) posted: “Do not look upon Him as a high and mighty lord > who desires to speak only to great ones–and then, only of great things. Our > God delights in stooping down to converse with us, and He rejoices when we > make known to Him our most trivial everyday affai” >