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How to recognize Jesus

Saturday, January 05, 2013

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)


"How to recognize Jesus:

Listen to whatever clues you’re given. For instance, angels told the shepherds to look in a certain town and a certain kind of place. They even mentioned swaddling clothes.

So . . . it helps to listen to what others have said about Jesus......

Let go of preconceived notions.....

Open your life to whatever path God shows you....

So . . . when you wake up in the morning, say yes to God and yes to the path. When you’re in the midst of a busy day, say yes. When you settle down for the night, say yes. Pray for that kind of faith and openness."

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This is from a very short, but meaningful reflection that was really from Advent, but I think the message is appropriate for any time - maybe especially now when we are making resolutions for the New Year and planning how we can deepen our relationship with Jesus this year. I invite you to click on the link to read the complete reflexion - it's very short - will only take a minute or two to read.

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Good morning, my friends. Hope everyone had a great week and can relax and enjoy the weekend.

I'm coming along - resting, relaxing, spending time with the kids, getting things done that had been put off for too long..... I still haven't been on SP as much as I'd hoped, nor have I tackled email and other correspondence that I need to take care off. I recognize that I'm avoiding pressure right now - I think that's what I need to do... little by little I hope to catch up....

I am exercising and I am watching my food, so I hope that scale will move down little by little! I need to build up my strength again, I tire so easily, steps leave me out of breath and I walk slowly. All so different from a year ago!!! My knees are so-so.... good days and bad days - yesterday was a bad day! Maybe because I went out to early Mass (First Friday), and then on to errands, so I didn't exercise.

Well, am off to exercise right now, so I'll try to be around a little later. Have a great day!

Blessings and hugs!
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  • v PICKIE98
    Take care, baby steps!!

    Kind of like, "If you pray, why worry, if you worry, why pray?"
    1265 days ago
  • v DESERTDWELLER2
    I loved this reflection. I do try and thank the Lord every night for the blessings of each day. I will now include more "Yes Lord" moments...;.saying Yes to His path, His plans, His will. Thank you
    Nancy
    1266 days ago
  • v JERSEYGIRL43
    I really liked this reflection. Today I received an assignment that is not at all convenient for me time-wise. I was pretty upset. Then I read this and it made me think that I should just be open to it. It reminded me to let go and remember God is in control. Thanks for helping me to get my focus and perspective back where they belong.
    1266 days ago
  • v DEE107
    glad you are doing well and Mass on Fri was good

    Glad you got your errands done
    1270 days ago
  • v SUNSET09
    One day at a time, Sweet Jesus and thank you so much for this word. I wake up and go to bed, thanking the Lord for blessing me. Now, I'm going to include, Yes, Lord as I want to follow in His footsteps and be about His business. I'm sure, He receives a lot of nos and we should do unto others. I am so working on my spiritual walk with the Lord. I admire what you’re doing as in spite of the condition of your knees, you are still making it happen with no excuses. Keep on, keeping on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1270 days ago
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