Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Make Room for God

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
By Colin Sutton (No.99)
Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:1-2)
Do we have a room in our lives for God?
If no, do we want to have a room where we can meet with God?
What if we prepared a room for The Lord, a place reserved for Him?

The Lord says that there are many rooms in My Father’s house, and I have prepared a place for you. We also have many rooms, have we prepared a place for Him?

Do we need to tidy the room to make it ready for Him?
It may even need renovating. Maybe we need to get rid of a lot of junk.

That room is within us, a place where we go to meet with our Lord, a sacred place that is swept clean.
It is a retreat within us where we can go no matter where we are.
We are never alone, Jesus is always there waiting for us with open arms.

As we learn to live in that room we will meet His holy saints, and His loving mother, our Mother.

He says, I am knocking at the door, let me in, so that we may be united in the Holy Spirit.

Colin Sutton
5 minutes: READ the text slowly.
REFLECT on a phrase or word that struck you.
SPEAK to God about your thoughts.
5 minutes: LISTEN to God speak to you.
RESPOND with a prayer that feels right for you.

Next Reflection: Malcolm Davies  Friday 3rd April, 2015

Stations of the Cross:
First Station: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Matthew 26:36-41
Second Station: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested Mark 14: 43-46
Third Station: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin  Luke 22:66-71
Fourth Station: Jesus is Denied by Peter  Matthew 26:69-75
Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate Mark 15:1-5,15
Sixth Station: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns John 19:1-3
Seventh Station: Jesus Bears the Cross John 19:6,15-17
Eighth Station: Jesus is Helped by Simon the Cyrenian to Carry the Cross Mark 15:21
Ninth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem  Luke 23:27-31
Tenth Station: Jesus is Crucified  Luke 23:33-34
Eleventh Station: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief Luke 23:39-43
Twelfth Station: Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciple John 19:25-27
Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross Luke 23:44-46
Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb Matthew 27:57-60