Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sneak Peek Saturday ~ Week 2

Take a Sneak Peek on Saturday by looking at tomorrow's Gospel reading with me!  This Sunday we will read Chapter Two, verses 1-12 from St Matthew's account of the Gospel.

You can share what strikes you most, what resonates with you, where God is leading you, what He's asking you  of you in your own blog post and link here or in the comments section.  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

What struck me most this week?

I feel as if I am one of the wise men.  I can live in this world and move closer and closer to Jesus, bringing him my gifts or I can live in the world that embraces Herod.  Which do I choose?

Some 2000 thousand years have passed and while I try to pick up my cross and follow our Savior come what may, still many times I do not.  King Herod was so threatened by the arrival of Jesus and feared he would take second best, he let his pride got the best of him.  Pride. 

Yes, I have the Holy Spirit in my inner dwelling but do I also have a little of Herod?  Do I carry pride that I choose not to follow the will of God but my own will.  My inner Herod?

Lucky for me, and you (if you are at all like me) we have a patient God who patiently waits for me to discover Him.  He uses Scriptures, the Saints, His Holy Church, Sacraments, apostlic succession, faithful clery & religious, my husband, children, family, friends, nature's beauty.  He's so patient and merciful. 

It can be so easy to find Him, I just have to be like the Magi and walk by faith.  My gift can be to follow His will.  I can ask for His help to open my eyes so I can see all His gifts and give Him praise and thanks.  Respond to love, with love. 

Share you thoughts?


  1. I need to update my Google Reader! I just realized I have been missing all your posts on your new blog. I love this new link-up you are doing. I have thoughts I want to share but I'll have to come back later today. Just wanted to let you know that I love the site! :-)

    1. Thanks Bobbi! I have to find all my old peeps too! I'm glad you like the link helps me get in habit of reading the Gospel minutes before Mass. Looking forward to your link!

  2. It's good to find so many Christian Blogs on the Internet. The world needs them. We never know who might visit us without leaving a comment and to them this may well be the first time they read about Christ.

    God bless.

    1. Thank you Victor for your words of encouragement. I felt called to do Sneak Peek Saturday (maybe just for me to get in the practice?) and a little hesitant thinking is anybody even going to link up? But I can let go of my fearts and just say yes to His word and he'll take care of what needs to be taken care of. Because just as you said, you never know who might read. :)

      It feels good to do my part. :)

  3. I was thinking about the three kings bringing gifts to Christ. What am I bringing to Christ on Epiphany? I don't like resolutions but God is definitely asking me to work on a area of my spiritual life. I share that in my link-up. Thanks for the opportunity to share, Tina. :-)

    1. Thank you Bobbi for linking up and sharing your call. You will have a great year!


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