Sunday, October 01, 2017

Newman: prayer of dedication

Sunday, October 1, 2017
    Commemoration of Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533
    Commemoration of Thérèse of Lisieux, Carmelite Nun, Spiritual Writer, 1897
    Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
    —Matthew 26:31-32 (NIV)
    Make me what Thou wouldst have me. I bargain for nothing. I make no terms. I seek for no previous information whither Thou art taking me. I will be what Thou wilt make me, and all that Thou wilt make me. I say not, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest, for I am weak, but I give myself to Thee, to lead me anywhither.
    ... John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), Parochial Sermons, v. V, London: Francis & John Rivington, 1842, p. 283 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 26:31-32; Ps. 23; 51:10; John 10:27
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I hear Your call.
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