Something Old – Something New

Reflective Reading

“Look, I am doing a new thing!  Can you see it?”

                                                                                                             – Isaiah 43:19


“God’s mercy and steadfast love endure, strengthening our hearts and overcoming our fears.  God will remove every obstacle that keeps us from being the Body of Christ.”

      – Words of Assurance

Prayer of the Family of God

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and that I think I am following your will does not mean I am actually doing so.
But I believe the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all I am doing. I hope I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
– Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and American Catholic writer


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