Reflection 73: Growing in Our Desire for Jesus

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The more we come to know Jesus, the more we desire Him.  And the more we desire Him, the more we come to know Him.  This is a beautiful cyclical experience of knowing and desiring, desiring and knowing (See Diary #273).

Do you desire to know your precious Lord?  Do you long for Him in a burning way?  Reflect upon this desire in your soul and if it is lacking, know that it’s because you need to come to know Him more.  Reflect, also, upon the ways in which you do sense a real knowledge of Jesus.  What does that knowledge of Him do to you?  Allow it to move from your head to your heart, and from your heart to all your affections.  Allow Him to work on you, to draw you and to envelop you in His Mercy.

Lord, help me to come to know You.  Help me to comprehend You in Your perfection and Mercy.  And as I do come to know You, flood my soul with a longing and desire for more of You.  May this desire increase my love of You and help me to know You all the more.  Jesus, I trust in You.

Novena to Saint Joseph
March 10–18

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A Gaze of Love From the Heart of Our Blessed Mother
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Featured image above: Transfiguration of Jesus By Carl Bloch, via Wikimedia Commons


Two great books for Lent:

Lent and Easter Reflections
Updated for Lent & Easter 2022 with additional reflections and more detailed Table of Contents

Lent and Easter Reflections is one of four books that makes up the Catholic Daily Reflections Series. As a devotional it is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way. It is formatted in such a way that it can be used for any liturgical year, offering reflections on every Gospel option, including Sunday Years A, B & C, every daily Mass option and all Feasts and Solemnities. Allow the death and resurrection of Christ to transform your heart more fully this Lent and Easter!  It is also available in paperback & eBook format!

40 Days at the Foot of the Cross:
A Gaze of Love from the Heart of Our Blessed Mother

Through this daily devotional you are invited to prayerfully ponder the mind and heart of our Blessed Mother as she endured the great suffering inflicted upon her own dear Son.  Mother Mary faced the Cross of her Son with perfect faith, love and devotion. Her fidelity to her Son throughout His life was unwavering. As she stood before the Cross during those long three hours, that fidelity never ceased.