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Short Thoughts on the Trinity

All of these little things I jotted down during a workshop on the Trinity.  Maybe they will be of some interest to you or someone you know!

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If you can understand God, what you understand isn’t really God.

There was no Jesus at creation, only the Son.  Jesus was the Son incarnate.  Jesus ascends, the Son takes His body with Him.

The only things that humans made that goes to heaven are the wounds of Christ.

Jesus only appears to us as Himself, whereas Mary appears as those to whom she appears to.

Father, Son, and Spirit are all equal.  Three persons are equal in status and equally divine.

Whenever we refer to God, we are speaking of all three persons of the Trinity.

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These are the ones that particularly struck me.  Maybe they will strike you.  I got a handout too, it is very good!

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in Being Catholic

 

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Soul of Dark and Light

Boom! Bang!

lost, afraid, running

which way to go, where to turn?

darkness, cold, not a single star

it is empty, completely empty

how did I get here?

someone get me out!

wait, a light over there

where did it come from?

bright, oh so very bright

it is warm too

closer, not feel so lost

what?  follow you?

you want me to give up my life?

No Way!  light, darkness

alone again, scared again

no, not doing it

who is that there, more light

happiness again, even joy

follow me it says.  why?

I gave my life, give yours

NO Way!  light, darkness

it is so cold.  chill.

lost, afraid, falling

whoosh —– light fast moving

inspiring goodness blowing

just follow and let go

let go of your life and follow

NO WAY!  gone light

all darkness, cold

oh it is so cold, lonely

crash, pain, dark

come back!  overcoming dark

swallowing me whole

Come Back!  lead me

take me with.  faded dark

light, warmth, joy

outstretched hand, whoosh —–

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Creative Corner

 

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At the Feet of the Gentle Healer

*This reflection was written while in adoration early tonight*

One would imagine that as you gaze upon Jesus in adoration, your heart will immediately calm and all will be clear.  This, my friends, is not always the case.  When we meet with the Lord in this intimate setting, we are to bring all of us to Jesus.  No, you are not bringing just the greatest of things your life holds.  You see, your Heavenly Father gave those to you, so Jesus needs but only a thank you for those.  What He wants also is the sorrows, worries, pains and such of the like from your life.  Jesus wants you to lay everything at His feet that holds you back from full communion with the Blessed Trinity.  Who better to give all of that to, than Jesus?

As I entered into adoration, I felt something in me changing, reacting to this intimate setting.  “Gentle Healer” was playing as Jesus came into my sight.  The urge to give Him all that has been holding me back created chaos as my whole being sorted and moved with me.  Now as I write this, I pray all that holds me back leaves.  Similar to what I said before, what better place to bring the difficulties of life that to the feet of the Gentle Healer who is so intimately present in adoration.

Have you visited the Gentle Healer and laid all you are at His feet?  Until you do so, realizing the fullness of the love of the Trinity will remain difficult.  Give all you are to the Lord, then great will be your reward.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2010 in Inner Reflection, Inspirational Music

 

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Patience My Beloved

During class this morning (yes I was paying attention) I started to be inspired to write again.  This is what came of that random inspiration to write.  It is almost like a call and response, being able to be sung as a psalm possibly.  I had an idea for the melody, but I must recall it again.  I see the refrain as God (in whatever form of the Trinity) speaking to us and the verses our call to Him in the moments of this life.  For me it relates more so my current place in life, formation with the Salesian Sisters.

Be patient my child, I am with you

For you are my beloved

Oh Lord I’m being tempted

My mind is full of chaos

Will I ever find calm

Be patient my child, I am with you

For you are my beloved

My heart pulls every direction

The evil one creeping in

Can I still keep him out

Be patient my child, I am with you

For you are my beloved

There is pain in my past

Following like a shadow

Does peace ever come

Be patient my child, I am with you

For you are my beloved

I am here to be with you

There is a great love in my heart

When can it be released

Be patient my child, I am with you

For you are my beloved

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2010 in Creative Corner

 

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Light the Fire of Love Flowing Within our Blood

Today was a day of many lessons, or more so the same couple of lessons, tossed my way.  With the situation of the sprained ankle, I have had to step back quite a bit to take care of it, against my own will of wanting to be a part of everything in the usual way that I am. 

Side note: I just got back from being outside for the second time because of fire alarms with no fire.  I must say…it is annoying and gives one a headache.  I had a profound thought to give you all, and it is gone. End side note.

During the afternoon, it was our once a month half day retreat.  Being as I was restricted to what I should do with a bum ankle, I spent it all in the community room with it elevated, icing on and off.

The first thing I did was sort through saint cards in this box (for those of you from RB TEC, the ones you put on the TECite tables for them to sift through).  They were all out of order, so I put them in the right order so it would be easier to find the ones you would want to look at.  As I was doing this little task, it dawned on me once again how that there are so many people that we as Catholics have to look up too and who are interceding for us.  I said a simple prayer that all the saints may intercede for me these days, one special intention for the healing of my ankle, as well as one for my vocation.

After some readjusting and changing of ice packs, I settled down to some paper, crayons, and a pencil.  This is what happened with that.  I will explain the picture after I show it.  Please make you own interpretations of it before reading on.  Because I took a photo of the picture, you may not see all aspects.  Following is the poem I wrote after having drawn the picture.

This is what I was thinking of this as I was drawing it, take is for what it is worth given the artist who has done it (that would be me).

The above images are the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Below are the different people of the world, different represented by the different colors.  The red of the cross is shown in every other image.  You can not see it so much in the people being as they are so small in the image.  There is indeed the red color, blood, in each of the symbols there. 

Blood is the Color of Love

Blood is the color of love

It dwells withing us each

Beating in the dark depths

It shows itself the same

For we are all love as one

Agape, source of being

Gift of love in our hearts

Flowing blood visibly seen

Freely given from ultimate love

That happy gloomy day

Upon the cross did love die

So that we might always live

Rush of blood to keep alive

Sacrifice of life to love

For in the Trinity blest

Blood is the color of love

With this as my closing, I hope that you have taken something from me that can lead you into prayer and reflection in your own way on what love truly is.  Sometimes we do not see it when it is even right in front of us clear as day.  Peace and prayers to you all.

 

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Pair of Poems

I wrote these two poems while in chapel this morning.  They are inspired by a conversation of sorts between me and another of the aspirants.

Life is beautiful

Life is grand

But when it hurts

Walk hand in hand

For with a friend

You are to be

Held in loving arms

Of the Trinity

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Hear me voice Lord

When it calls in the night

Guide me on my path

When I lose my sight

Lead me by my heart

When I need to know right

Show me Your love

When I come to the light

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2010 in Creative Corner

 

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Rise and Go my Friend!

“Awake from your slumber!  Arise from your sleep!”

How beautiful it is to arise from the death that I talked about previous to this!  Once we have died, we can not just go back to where we came from and lose sight of the goal.  Sure, it happens, but we must fight the good fight.  Rising sounds so easy, and it is at first when one is really excited about letting go and letting God take a hold of everything.  Once all that wears off, how do you deal with that?  Discover what feeds your faith and your relationship with the Trinity.

I must honestly say, I initially thought I knew what I was going to say to reflect on these three days that make up a TEC weekend, but I find myself at a lost of what to say.  Dying, rising, and going are things we do everyday and every second of our lives.  Die to what holds you back from the Lord, rise up and find what can feed your faith, and then for go share that with the world.  Every time we fail, we need to go through the whole process once again.  It is a constant learning and a constant metanoia.  When it gets hard, we need to remember we have people around us who care so much.

I leave you with that and the promise of more reflection worth reading.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2010 in Inner Reflection, Retreat Experience

 

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