Thursday, September 25, 2008

Minute Meditation with Fulton Sheen I

"Try meditation for at least fifteen minutes a day, and in the end you will make two great discoveries: what you really are, and what you are on the way to becoming."

Bishop Fulton Sheen


Christians are placed under enormous pressure to always be perfect and to say the right thing at the right time, and when we don't it doesn't take long for others to remind us how imperfect we are.

When we study Scripture and reflect on the words of Christ we see how little we are and how far we must go when we truly absorb what our Lord teaches us through His Word and the Church. One only has to look at some of our greatest Saints to see how God can work through a soul that is open to Him. St. Augustine for many years lived a very loose and immoral lifestyle much to the anguish of his mother St. Monica, but in the end the Spirit of God touched Augustine's heart through the inspiring words of Bishop Ambrose.

When we look at St. Vincent de Paul we see a man driven by ambition who came to such a compassionate love of God by the path of suffering which turned his heart into a reflection of the living Christ. In this way St. Vincent de Paul became a servant of the poor and a true lover of God. It is our very imperfections which allows the love of God to shine through us for every good thing we do has as it's source in The Triune Spirit.

Reflection written by Marie