Read, Pray, Listen
- Read, ponder, tell me about YOUR day. I welcome your comments and read them all. I only re-post positive, helpful comments.
King David should have gone out to battle with his men. Instead, he stayed home and lazed around the palace. When he happened to see a neighbor woman at her bath, he commanded she be brought to him. The Bible says, "He took her." King David committed adultery with another man's wife. It's doubtful she had much choice in the matter, after all, he was king. David was not sorry.
Soon the woman, named Bathsheba, discovered she was pregnant with David's child. She sent him a message and let him know. David still wasn't sorry.
Annoyed? Is there someone in your life who drives you crazy? Nags you? Criticizes? Tells you how to run your life?
If you are like me, you feel annoyed, even angry. Maybe you work hard to avoid that annoying person. Maybe the very thought of him or her makes you feel upset or angry. You are not alone! What is the best way to deal with these irritating, infuriating, nagging, annoying people?
He was a man who worked with his hands, a carpenter, a boat-builder, a successful landscaper. He knew there was something more he needed to do - a way to share his gifts in keeping with his deep faith - but he didn't know what that was. Then one day he watched a remarkable event on television and everything changed. Listen to the story of Marcus Daly, a coffin-maker whose work is now filled with the grace and the mercy of our loving God who is always near, even at the times of our deepest grief.
She was a Bible teacher who thought the Catholic Church taught a lot of errors and that Catholicism was not biblical. She respected Catholics, and she thought some of them were "saved" but she didn't think their Church taught them the truth about Jesus Christ. She didn't think Catholics knew the "real" Jesus, until she was shocked and surprised by the truth.
St. Paul tells us to pray without ceasing. How do we do it? Here’s a suggestion. Next time you’re driving in the car by yourself, or riding the bus, or sitting on the train, imagine Jesus sitting next to you. Tell Him about your day. Where are you going? Why are you going there? What do you hope to accomplish? Jesus cares about business deals, grocery shopping, picking kids up from school or ballet lessons. That bit of time, alone with Jesus, can make a big difference in our day if we take advantage of it.