Dominican Friars rockin’ Mumford and Sons!
We think #NunsRock but #FriarsRockToo!
|—||J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King|
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9. Designed by Josué Studer.
Perhaps, my favorite depiction of Saint Michael.
Sisters & brothers!
Be not afraid of the plans the Lord has for you. You have been given a Spirit of courage and sonship. You have been given Christ Himself- Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity. Receive Him! He is yours!
Do not draw back into fear; put on the light of Christ who is your source of life. Be imitators of Christ, who is your guide, your friend, your older brother. He leads you, He shepherds you, you have no reason to fear- He guides you.
In all that you do, live joyfully, and radiantly spread the love of Christ that brings joy to all. Earnestly seek Christ, earnestly seek His gifts, desire it in your heart.
Be imitators of God, not imitators of man. The pattern of this world will fall into ruin, but Christ is unchanging, unwavering is He. Follow Him! He is Life! He is the Source! In Him lies the answer to our deepest longings because He Himself is The Answer.
Leave no room in your hearts for falsehood, leave no room for mediocrity. Make room for Christ. Ask Him to shine His light into the deepest corners of your soul, that it may penetrate it., that His light my shine through every area of your life, not just selected portions.
Seek Him unreservedly, give yourself to Him unreservedly.
With wholeheartedness, give yourself to Him.
To God be glory forever, amen.