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Spiritual Life

The Regnum Christi Movement offers its members some guidelines of a gospel-based spirituality as an ideal of Christian life. The spiritual path that Regnum Christi members walk mainly consists in knowing, loving, imitating, and proclaiming Christ. This is the path and these are the goals.

Below, we offer some resources that can help nurture the spiritual life of Movement members and of any Christian.

Daily Prayer 2004-12-03
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Be Still and Know That I am God

December 3, 2004
St Francis Xavier, priest
Father John Doyle, LC

Matthew 9:27-31
As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, "Son of David, have pity on us!" When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" "Yes, Lord," they said. Then he touched their eyes and said, "Let it be done to you according to your faith." And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this." But they went out and spread word of him throughout all that land.

Introductory Prayer:Lord please help me to live in the truth, and to admit my blindness and infirmities. Only then can I come to you and ask for your healing love.

Petition:Lord grant me substantial humility and contrition of heart.

1. The Moment of Truth. Place yourself in the scene. These two men had suffered in blindness for much, if not all, of their lives. They hear that Jesus of Nazareth is approaching. Could it be true they wonder? The same one who has performed miracles for so many people? Maybe … maybe he could do that for me? What are my difficulties, faults, failures? He did not come for those who are well but for those who are sick. Trust in him.

2. The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor. “Son of David, have pity on us.” You can imagine Our Lord looking at them as he did to so many of those who came to him: “He looked at him and loved him.” He could not refuse the humble cry of the poor and lame. Will he have pity on them? Oh course! This heart of his, which was taught compassion by his Holy Mother, looks upon the humble with so much pity, love and mercy.

3. Do You Believe? “Let it be done according to your faith.” Does he really mean that? My faith at times seems so weak. Yet, a humble admission of guilt and begging for mercy and healing love is an act of faith in itself. Don’t set limits on God. Trust in him. Go to him in the Eucharist. Go to him in confession. Cry out with faith, humility and sorrow, “Have pity on me, Lord.”

Dialogue with Christ: Oh Lord Jesus, I love you with all of my heart and soul. Please heal my soul of spiritual blindness, caused by pride, vanity and sensuality. Lord, I do believe that you can do this. I need you. I trust in you. Help me to admit my faults and come to you often in the sacrament of confession for healing and forgiveness. Please heal my soul and the souls of my loved ones when we receive you in the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Resolution: I will do an examination of conscience this evening to determine how I lived my day, asking Our Lord for forgiveness and the grace to be more faithful tomorrow.

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