10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Daily Gospel with a prayerful heart.
Prepared by Susanne Timpani (No.169)
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 5:1-12
How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. (v3)
'As long as one does not empty one’s heart, God cannot fill it with himself.
As you empty your heart, so does the Lord fill it. Poverty is emptiness, not only in what
concerns the future but also the past. Not a regret or memory, not a worry or wish!
God is not in the past; God is not in the future: He is in the present!
Leave your past to God, leave your future to God.
Your poverty is to live the present, the Presence of God who is Eternity.'
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, November 6th, 2015