August 24, 2015

St. Bartholomew

Jn 1: 45-51

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translation

Missing Jesus

Have you have seen him? “Homeless Jesus” is a bronze sculpture that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. Installed first in Toronto, a casting was recently installed in front of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, operated by the Jesuits in downtown Detroit. The life-like statue is startling, and can be misinterpreted. Once police received a call from someone who confused the sculpture with a vagrant. You see, the only indication that it represents Jesus is the marks from the nails in the man’s feet. If you don’t look carefully, you may miss him.

It is easy to let our preconceptions cloud our perceptions; to see only what we want to see. Then we can miss seeing Jesus. We miss seeing him on the park bench, in the face of a crying child, perhaps even among our closest friends and loved ones. So how will Jesus reveal himself to me today? Will I see him, or will I miss him?

—Howard Craig is the provincial assistant for Advancement on behalf of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin provinces of the Society of Jesus.

Prayer

Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh….
Jesus is the Hungryto be fed.
Jesus is the Thirstyto be satiated.
Jesus is the Nakedto be clothed.
Jesus is the Homelessto be taken in.
Jesus is the Sickto be healed.
Jesus is the Lonelyto be loved.
Jesus is the Unwantedto be wanted.
Jesus is the Leperto wash his wounds.
Jesus is the Beggarto give him a smile.
Jesus is the Drunkardto listen to him.
Jesus is the Little Oneto embrace him.
Jesus is the Dumbto speak to him.
Jesus is the Crippledto walk with him.
Jesus is the Drug Addictto befriend him.
Jesus is the Prostituteto remove from danger and befriend her.
Jesus is the Prisonerto be visited.
Jesus is the Old – to be served.

To me Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my Life, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All in All, Jesus is my Everything.  Amen.

St. Teresa of Calcutta  (Mother Teresa)


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Today’s Ignatian Message

Jesus is the Unwantedto be wanted.   St. Teresa of Calcutta  (Mother Teresa)


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Missing Jesus

Have you have seen him? “Homeless Jesus” is a bronze sculpture that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. Installed first in Toronto, a casting was recently installed in front of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, operated by the Jesuits in downtown Detroit. The life-like statue is startling, and can be misinterpreted. Once police received a call from someone who confused the sculpture with a vagrant. You see, the only indication that it represents Jesus is the marks from the nails in the man’s feet. If you don’t look carefully, you may miss him.

It is easy to let our preconceptions cloud our perceptions; to see only what we want to see. Then we can miss seeing Jesus. We miss seeing him on the park bench, in the face of a crying child, perhaps even among our closest friends and loved ones. So how will Jesus reveal himself to me today? Will I see him, or will I miss him?

—Howard Craig is the provincial assistant for Advancement on behalf of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin provinces of the Society of Jesus.


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Prayer

Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh….
Jesus is the Hungryto be fed.
Jesus is the Thirstyto be satiated.
Jesus is the Nakedto be clothed.
Jesus is the Homelessto be taken in.
Jesus is the Sickto be healed.
Jesus is the Lonelyto be loved.
Jesus is the Unwantedto be wanted.
Jesus is the Leperto wash his wounds.
Jesus is the Beggarto give him a smile.
Jesus is the Drunkardto listen to him.
Jesus is the Little Oneto embrace him.
Jesus is the Dumbto speak to him.
Jesus is the Crippledto walk with him.
Jesus is the Drug Addictto befriend him.
Jesus is the Prostituteto remove from danger and befriend her.
Jesus is the Prisonerto be visited.
Jesus is the Old – to be served.

To me Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my Life, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All in All, Jesus is my Everything.  Amen.

St. Teresa of Calcutta  (Mother Teresa)


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St. Bartholomew

Jn 1: 45-51

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translation


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August 24, 2015

St. Bartholomew

Jn 1: 45-51

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translation

Missing Jesus

Have you have seen him? “Homeless Jesus” is a bronze sculpture that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. Installed first in Toronto, a casting was recently installed in front of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, operated by the Jesuits in downtown Detroit. The life-like statue is startling, and can be misinterpreted. Once police received a call from someone who confused the sculpture with a vagrant. You see, the only indication that it represents Jesus is the marks from the nails in the man’s feet. If you don’t look carefully, you may miss him.

It is easy to let our preconceptions cloud our perceptions; to see only what we want to see. Then we can miss seeing Jesus. We miss seeing him on the park bench, in the face of a crying child, perhaps even among our closest friends and loved ones. So how will Jesus reveal himself to me today? Will I see him, or will I miss him?

—Howard Craig is the provincial assistant for Advancement on behalf of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin provinces of the Society of Jesus.

Prayer

Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh….
Jesus is the Hungryto be fed.
Jesus is the Thirstyto be satiated.
Jesus is the Nakedto be clothed.
Jesus is the Homelessto be taken in.
Jesus is the Sickto be healed.
Jesus is the Lonelyto be loved.
Jesus is the Unwantedto be wanted.
Jesus is the Leperto wash his wounds.
Jesus is the Beggarto give him a smile.
Jesus is the Drunkardto listen to him.
Jesus is the Little Oneto embrace him.
Jesus is the Dumbto speak to him.
Jesus is the Crippledto walk with him.
Jesus is the Drug Addictto befriend him.
Jesus is the Prostituteto remove from danger and befriend her.
Jesus is the Prisonerto be visited.
Jesus is the Old – to be served.

To me Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my Life, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All in All, Jesus is my Everything.  Amen.

St. Teresa of Calcutta  (Mother Teresa)


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Today’s Ignatian Message

Jesus is the Unwantedto be wanted.   St. Teresa of Calcutta  (Mother Teresa)


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Missing Jesus

Have you have seen him? “Homeless Jesus” is a bronze sculpture that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. Installed first in Toronto, a casting was recently installed in front of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, operated by the Jesuits in downtown Detroit. The life-like statue is startling, and can be misinterpreted. Once police received a call from someone who confused the sculpture with a vagrant. You see, the only indication that it represents Jesus is the marks from the nails in the man’s feet. If you don’t look carefully, you may miss him.

It is easy to let our preconceptions cloud our perceptions; to see only what we want to see. Then we can miss seeing Jesus. We miss seeing him on the park bench, in the face of a crying child, perhaps even among our closest friends and loved ones. So how will Jesus reveal himself to me today? Will I see him, or will I miss him?

—Howard Craig is the provincial assistant for Advancement on behalf of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin provinces of the Society of Jesus.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh….
Jesus is the Hungryto be fed.
Jesus is the Thirstyto be satiated.
Jesus is the Nakedto be clothed.
Jesus is the Homelessto be taken in.
Jesus is the Sickto be healed.
Jesus is the Lonelyto be loved.
Jesus is the Unwantedto be wanted.
Jesus is the Leperto wash his wounds.
Jesus is the Beggarto give him a smile.
Jesus is the Drunkardto listen to him.
Jesus is the Little Oneto embrace him.
Jesus is the Dumbto speak to him.
Jesus is the Crippledto walk with him.
Jesus is the Drug Addictto befriend him.
Jesus is the Prostituteto remove from danger and befriend her.
Jesus is the Prisonerto be visited.
Jesus is the Old – to be served.

To me Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my Life, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All in All, Jesus is my Everything.  Amen.

St. Teresa of Calcutta  (Mother Teresa)


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St. Bartholomew

Jn 1: 45-51

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translation


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