Posted by: San Damiano | September 5, 2017

Lord Jesus Crucified

O the Pain, O the Pain!  My God Your Pain…

How excruciating!

For love of me, For Love of all! To forgive me.

To forgive the world.

To embrace me, to embrace all who believe,

O the Pain, my God Your Pain.

With grateful heart, I thank and praise You.

 

Crucified, my God, crucified,

What do You ask of me?

Give me an open heart…willing and ready.

Crucified, my God, crucified

Draw me closer and closer.

Speak gently that I might hear.

 

Crucified, my God, crucified,

Lead me to love deeply.

And serve generously.

 

Crucified, my God, crucified,

Help me sit quietly, in stillness.

And contemplate Your great goodness.

 

Crucified, my God, crucified,

Unite me in suffering.

and intimately hold me to Yourself.

 

Crucified, my God, crucified,

Help me be Your joyful cross bearer.

and alleviate some of Your suffering.

God’s Response

You ask what I ask of you? It is this:

Stay close, in touch with My inspirations and beckoning calls. My Heart is speaking to yours but often you are so busy with your own agendas that I can’t get through.  Stay focused on Me and I will accomplish all.  Give time but take time for yourself  without feeling guilty as you often do. Don’t you know I love you?

Reflection by:

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

 

 

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Posted by: San Damiano | September 3, 2017

Love Is The Answer

For rough and difficult times

For ungrateful and misunderstood times

For times of weakness and doubts

For reaching out to poor and helpless

For inner light and peace

For reaching the unloveable

For growth and conversion

For truth and integrity

For deep friendship with God

For a forgiving heart

For bearing our crosses with Christ.

LOVE IS THE ANSWER!!!

Sr. La Donna Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 31, 2017

Crossing The Water

CROSSING THE WATER WITH JESUS
Hand-in-hand, He envelops me
Hand-in-hand, clearly I see
Hand-in-hand, I gaze on Him
Hand-in-hand, deeply He speaks
Hand-in-hand, my heart leaps

CROSSING THE WATER WITH JESUS
Hand-in-hand, loving tears flow
Hand-in-hand, I’ve never felt so close
Hand-in-hand, my Love and I embrace
Hand-in-hand, my fears erase
Hand-in-hand, His touch heals.

CROSSING THE WATER WITH JESUS
What joy!
What healing!
What peace!
What love!
What depth!

Sr. La Donna Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 29, 2017

Climbing The Tree

I climb the tree to see Jesus, and find Him gazing straight through me, penetrating my life clear through.  He speaks to my heart as no one has before; speaks to me in my sadness, distractions, worries and concerns.   He eases my pain, my doubts and gives me a sense of direction; where now my anxious heart becomes a hopeful heart, a ready-heart, ready to give, to give what God is giving me to give, a heart more deeply in love with my Divine Shepherd.

Sr. La Donna Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 27, 2017

Invitation to Go Deeper

Invitation to go deeper:

  • It is in your aloneness, that I draw you to Myself.
  • It is in your aloneness, that you keep coming to Me.
  • It is in your aloneness, that you humble yourself.
  • It is in your aloneness, that I become your All in All.
  • It is in your aloneness, that you are ready and willing to share all with Me.
  • It is in your aloneness, that I can speak to your heart.
  • It is in your aloneness, that you are able to delight in Me as I delight in you.
  • It is in your aloneness, that I can share the secrets of My heart for you and with you.
  • It is in your aloneness, that I can fill and heal your aching heart.

So keep coming to Me and see healing, love, and joy open before you.

Weakness becomes blessing!

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | August 25, 2017

Gazing Jesus: Prayer of the Heart

Gazing Jesus, look deeply in my heart, mind and spirit
Break open wide what’s blocking me.

Gazing Jesus, hear my cry, my longing, my desire, my need to let go and be free.

Gazing Jesus, help me walk on the “waters” of life
At the crossroads at this time.

Gazing Jesus, let me know and feel (as You will),
Your love and healing presence. Let it shine in me.

Gazing Jesus, look into my longing eyes and questioning spirit.
Give answers to this Your doubting child.

Gazing Jesus, fill me with peacefulness and renewed hope and clarity,
So I may be meek and mild. I put my true self in Your loving arms.

HOLD ME CLOSE O GAZING JESUS

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 23, 2017

Wounded Heart of Jesus

Wounded Heart of Jesus
-Lift me up
-Hold me close
-Heal my heart
-Lead me to Your Heart
-May I be truly open
-With eyes aglow
-To gaze and focus
-On what is above
-Letting go in love
-To You my Savior
-My friend my spouse
-All praise and glory.

Wounded Heart of Jesus
-Suffering Servant
-Obedient to the Father
-Heart surrendered
-To pain, false accusations
-Wounded for our sins
-Saving Grace for many
-Lover of all lovers
-Accepting one and all
-Forgiving of crucifiers
-Healing of brokenness
-Giving Your Mother
-Bringing hope in rising.

Wounded Heart of Jesus, may I walk closely hand-in-hand with You my heart’s desire, my longing, my strength. All glory, honor, and praise be Yours.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 21, 2017

Accept and Surrender/ A Humble Prayer

Help me accept and surrender
-The NOW of my life
-The Unknown of my life
-The Agitations of my life
-The Loneliness of my life
-The Questioning in my life

Help me accept and surrender
-So Your peace and love will be known
-So Your Wisdom and understanding can permeate
-So my heart can be cleansed
-So silence will allow me to hear you
-So doubts can be eased and replaced
-So new life will be experienced
-So Your Heart will encircle me

Help me accept and surrender
-My inclination to discouragement
-My feelings of lack of acceptance
-My sometime poor self-image
-My health problems and stresses
-My longing heart to improve
-My whole being into Your Hands
-My acceptance of what is

Help me accept and surrender
-To trust in Your goodness and love, Your faithfulness
-To stay close to You in good and difficult times
-To Know with greater assurance your healing touch
-To be all I can for You and rejoice in doing so
-To rely on Your constant presence and freedom of heart
-To be ever-grateful for Your relationship and Your communication with me, as You draw me slowly into deeper intimacy.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

 

Posted by: San Damiano | August 19, 2017

Come to the Vineyard and Live

Come to the vineyard and live.
I want to meet you there.
I want to share my plan for you.
I want to converse with you Heart to heart.
I want to ease your pain.
I want to heal you so you can heal.
I want to hold and enfold you with My Light.
I want to radiate love in your spirit.
I want to renew your hope.
I want to instill courage and confidence.

Come to the vineyard and live.
Receive My many gifts.
Receive conversion of heart.
Receive My Spirit of Love.
Receive My gentleness.
Receive My assurance.
Receive My clarity for life.
Receive My inner vision.
Receive My wisdom and understanding.
Receive My peace and serenity.

Come to the vineyard and live.
Take up My Cross and follow Me.
Take My hand and let Me lead.
Take your pain and unite it with Mine
Take advice and do not fight it
Take what I give and be grateful.
Take praise and accept it.
Take what I am preparing humbly.
Take My surprises and rejoice.
Take My Light and run with it.

Yes, come to the vineyard and receive Me with open arms.
Let me penetrate your life. I long to be with you—to love you and renew you, to use you where I will. You are precious to me. My strength covers you. Be not afraid! I will speak through you, heal through you, love through you.
Let me do this for you. Drop your unhealthy controls and be free, be forgiven and forgive. I am with you to help you. With Me, you can do, and be, far more than you can imagine.

Go my love and be at peace.

 

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | August 17, 2017

The Gift of Pausing

THE GIFT OF PAUSING

Pausing gives you new eyes.
It refreshes your spirit.
It is where heart can meet Heart,
Where thoughts and words seize,
Where speechless words take over.
Where lover meets Lover,
Where God stoops down and impregnates His beloved,
Where He offers his companionship and strength, and invites surrender,
Where new life begins its journey
Where transformation takes over.

PAUSE. RECEIVE, YOUR GOD.
ACCEPT HIS PRICELESS GIFT.

 

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

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