Today’s Contemplation

In paragraph 2567 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church it states that “The living and true God tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter known as prayer.  In prayer, the faithful God’s initiative of love always comes first; our own first step is always a response.  As God gradually reveals himself and reveals man to himself, prayer appears as a reciprocal call, a covenant drama.  Through words and actions, this drama engages the heart.” 

The following is an excerpt chosen from an OTL Prayer Journal of Patti Brunner.  These words are also available in “Advent Pearls”.


November 30, 1998

“Dear child, many things you know you know in your heart but there is so much more.  My kingdom is come but it is hidden to be revealed to my followers.  Just as the parables were used in times of old the sacred writers have placed my Word within the word—hidden yet in plain sight for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.  Continue to pray for hearts to be opened and for the scales to fall from the eyes, for then will the full Glory of the Father be revealed by the Son in the Holy Spirit.

“My Child, I keep the truth burning brightly for all those who seek the truth with justice and love.  My righteousness sets before you as a beacon in rocky waters.  The beacon sets a warning but my goodness shines upon a narrow path to eternal joy of heaven where the glory of God is revealed in its fullness and when the final glory will be revealed to the faithful.

“My child, look not upon the false gods of this world.  Do not let them beckon to you.  Keep my Word forever on your lips and lift your voice in praise and honor of your King and savior Lord Jesus the Christ true God and true man.  He will lead you home and provide for all of your needs.”