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 2015-07-07
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How Do You Feed a Hungry Heart?
U. S. A. | SPIRITUAL LIFE
July 7, 2015 -Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
A demoniac who could not
speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was
driven out the mute person spoke. The crowds were amazed
and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in
Israel." But the Pharisees said, "He drives out demons by
the prince of demons." Jesus went around to all the
towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel
of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At
the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with
pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like
sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples,
"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so
ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers
for his harvest."
Introductory Prayer: Lord, I bring myself
into your presence knowing the zeal of your heart for
souls. The glory of your heavenly Father can shape my
own heart. I am confident that I can throw off
all that is lukewarm and tepid in my own soul
today. I desire to fulfill the mission you have given
me more perfectly.
Petition: Lord, grant me the grace
of a renewed zeal for you and for bringing others
- The Prime Choice: So many of the
moral predicaments men bring upon themselves are not, as some
would say, the work of a “cruel” God. Christ’s will
is the happiness that people relentlessly pursue at heart. Yet
a battle ensues in every soul: whether or not God
may enter into the way we live that life. What
Christ is not permitted to touch cannot be healed or
redeemed. The Pharisees freely choose to live with demons rather
than to live with Christ, rather than to let him
take center stage. In our battle with our weaknesses and
temptations, we should be sensitive to the truth that we
will be confronted with the same choice. Will we be
in “control” and live with our demons, or will we
surrender to Christ totally and guarantee victory over every evil
in our lives?
- Seeing With Christ’s Eyes: If
we could open our heart to see what Christ sees,
we would follow everyday what he asks of us: "Beg
the harvest master to send out laborers to gather his
harvest" (Matthew 9:38). To be sure, we must lend a
hand in the mission, but we must also pray that
shepherds are not lacking in the Church. If we could
see with Christ’s eyes, we would know that many are
ready to fall into his arms with only the least
motivation. No need for fancy discourses or rigorous apologetics. They
just want someone to say, “This way,” and they will
follow. We should not fear being apostles; many more are
ready for what we have to say than we think
- Diligent Preparations: If we could see
with Christ’s heart, we would not show the least pessimism
as we face the culture of death or the culture
of the absolute self. We would know that Christ fully
satisfies people’s hunger for God in spite of their history
of misery, pain or self-indulgence. Get ready: the farther people
are from God, the more the signs of their need
for him will show. Get ready with prayer. Prepare the
emergency rooms of salvation where many patients will soon be
left, for only through prayer will we be assured that
doctors will be there to treat them and put them
on the road to full recovery.
Conversation with Christ:
Lord, I know how much you love all people and
manifest that love by coming to us every day at
Mass. In the Eucharist I meet the one that has
so loved me; in the Eucharist I will beg you
to meet the needs of my heart and of countless
souls by setting fire for you in the hearts of
many young people, so that they generously accept a mission
to souls in your name.
Resolution: I will offer
one hour of adoration this week for vocations to the
priesthood and consecrated life.
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