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247. God’s Game Plan (John 3:16-21)

March 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“How precious must man be in the eyes of the Creator, if he gained so great a Redeemer, and if God ‘gave his only Son’ in order that man ‘should not perish but have eternal life.’” – Saint John Paul II John 3:16-21: ‘Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into... Read More

Return to Me and Live

Consider the old saying: “If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man’s wife, will he return to her? Would not that land be greatly polluted?” And you, sinning soul, “you have played the harlot with many lovers” (Jer. 3:1). It is not I who have left you, says the Lord. No, I am a faithful spouse, one who never sues for divorce. But you, faithless soul, you have... Read More

How Do We Avoid Distractions In Prayer?

May 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, God's Love, Prayer, Show Notes

Description: Today, Dan and Melissa reflect on God's intense, personal love for each individual soul and answer the question: “How do we avoid distractions in prayer?” Topics/Questions covered in the show: Reflections on the pure, unconditional, personal love with which the Creator formed each, unique human being. A life filled with earthly wealth may lead to comfort, but a humble life... Read More

Jesus and Mankind

Jesus and Mankind   Presence of God – O Jesus, teach me to love others as You love them. MEDITATION The sacred soul of Jesus always remains in closest union with the Blessed Trinity and therefore in the most profound contemplation, yet He is ever mindful of the needs of mankind. It was for men that Jesus came—to save them and bring them to the Father; and He gives Himself to them with the... Read More

Even Unto Death – A Music Video Meditation

June 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Charlie Johnson, God's Love, Videos

Even unto Death A Music Video Meditation Even when we are so busy at the hard work of reforming our souls and “working out our salvation with fear and trembling”, we must never forget the very basic fact about Christianity: God loves us. And it is this love that invites our souls into a deeper love and affection for him. This is the context by which we do all that we do. We rejoice, we suffer,... Read More

Calming the Storm: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 30, Pt 2

Calming the Storm 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 30 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Why does God allow suffering? St. Teresa helps us make sense of God's role in our suffering. Join Dan and Melissa as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila…and on calming the storm. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why does God “raise up storms”... Read More

A Night in the Holy Sepulchre – Part 2: Pentecost

A Night in the Holy Sepulchre – Part 2: Pentecost Editor's Note: David Torkington continues his reflection on a night in the Holy Sepulchre which he began in part one here. ‘If you want old ideas read new books, but if you want new ideas read old books’. With these words my spiritual director gave me – ‘Abandonment to Divine Providence’ by the Jesuit French mystic Jean Pierre de... Read More

On the Love of God

ON THE LOVE OF GOD “Let us therefore love God, because God hath first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Consider, in the first place, that God deserves your love, because he has loved you before you loved him, and because he has been the first of all to love you. “I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). Your parents have been the first to love you on this earth; but... Read More

Partners with God: The Achiever’s Trap (Part I of II)

November 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, if we are supposed to be partners with God, why do I feel like I have to do so much of the work? My husband gets by with doing next to nothing. I have a sense that neither of us is right and we need to find some balance. Can you help? DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES TEND to react to [the] truth about our partnership with God in different ways. If carried to the extreme, these reactions... Read More

That Loving Knowledge of God

That Loving Knowledge of God Although the Almighty is beyond the power of human understanding to grasp, Christians believe that knowing God's Will is possible because Jesus, in his humanity offered for our sakes, has given us real access to God. The kind of knowledge the Risen Lord gives us is different than the merely factual kind of knowing. Such factual knowledge is all about simply knowing what... Read More

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