20 October 2020

Take Heed!

Oh Pilgrim, take heed, and expand your heart
For the Lord cannot live in a narrow space.
Expand your heart so that it can contain Him
Whom the whole universe cannot contain.
Make large your heart so that you may be worthy
To host God as your guest, and not just for a day
But for the rest of your life and forever after.
Prepare your heart as best you can and ask
The Lord to help you according to His will.
The work of His Holy Spirit is in us and with us
And our gain in righteousness will be His glory. 
Every moment is another opportunity to be saved.
So don't lose heart. Though our outer self is
Wasting away, our soul is renewed day by day
As we call upon God to abide in us and we in Him.
(Hugh of St. Victor 1096-1141) 


10 October 2020

Waiting for the Sound of the Trumpet

Glory be to God in the Highest!
Glory be to the Word of God!
Glory be to His Holy Spirit!
I praise You Father Almighty;
I praise Your Holy Name.
I knock upon Your door.
Please bid me enter in the Name of
Your Word, our Lord Jesus Christ.
For I am a weary traveler
Searching for a place to rest,
Where I can take my ease,
And let my worries cease.
Pax et Bonum ad Majorem Dei Gloria.
Peace and Goodness for the Greater Glory of God.
Oh Lord, when my time on Earth expires,
Bring me to Thee on the wings of an angel.
I stand at the foot of the mountain,
And wait for the sound of the trumpet.


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.