"God’s love is so overwhelming, that once we recognize His great and intimate love for us, we
will automatically be loving and joyful. How can we not be joyful when we realize the All-Mighty, All-Loving, All-Knowing God’s tremendous love for us?"
by Marie Thomas, OFS from December 2017 Meditation
Happy Birthday to everyone on this Pentecost Sunday!
The mediation this month is a little different. Most of you know that the Mass is the highest form of prayer but the very next great prayer is the Liturgy of the Hours. As Secular
Franciscans we are strongly encouraged to pray the Hours because the entire Church prays them, Catholics all over the world, even if they are not OFS.
Regrettably, the Liturgy of the Hours is no where mentioned in the FUN Manual! Hence, those in Initial Formation have no idea how great they are nor do they know how to pray
them! Some fraternities never say the Hours at their meetings. Others distribute a paper that members "parrot" words from but have no idea of their depth or power.
Therefore, this short meditation tries to explain the "Breviary" or "Liturgy of the Hours" or "Christian Prayer" and convey my feeling of its importance in our lives.
Let's remember one another during our daily prayer so that we may convey the love, peace, and joy within our hearts and minds even if we are not speaking!
Peace & joy,