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Mepkin Daily Word

Contemplative insight from Mepkin Abbey, drawn from our daily liturgical readings and homily. Help us to pray, one thought per day.

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The Good Shepherd leads
In Front, Amindst, from Behind
Throughout and Within

Apr 23
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Belong to His flock
not weariness, worldliness...
No "Yes, but..." "No, but..."

Apr 23
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Good Shepherd as Gate
God accessing His creatures
and creation, Him.

Apr 22
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Belong to Jesus
as sheep to the Good Shepherd
good sheep who follow

Apr 21
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where else do we go?
Only Christ is real food, drink
have faith, life in Him

Apr 20
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Oh, what a journey!
From Saul, the persecutor,
To Paul, d'Apostle!

Apr 19
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Towards communion
into the Body of Christ
Christ, the Bread of Life

Apr 18
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Christ, the Bread of Life
Feeds us by the Father's will
till eternity

Apr 17
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surrender and trust
no ifs, no buts, the Lord calls
just as did Stephen

Apr 16
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The Lord satisfies
All of our human hunger
More so spiritual.

Apr 16
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Rejoice, God's belov'd
Confidently hope in Him
His love never fades!

Apr 15
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nothing's neglected
all needs are ministered to
no one's neglected

Apr 14
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with five loaves, two fish
multitudes were satisfied
God's love enriches

Apr 12
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Believe in the Word
Believe in the Cross that saves
God's merciful love

Apr 11
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Spared nothing for love,
Transformed, sustained by His Love,
Christ's love up the Cross

Apr 11
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Follow the Spirit
Let the Spirit move, direct,
Spiritual people!

Apr 09
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Create space for God,
Let God to come among us!
Tell God, I say Yes!

Apr 08
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Mercy so Divine,
Christ offers us salvation!
We trust and adore.

Apr 07
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To Mary Magd'lene
To Disciples, Apostles,
Now to me, Proclaim!

Apr 06
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Cast your net again!
Obey, be surprised, enriched...
Come, let's have breakfast!

Apr 05
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Peace be with you, peace!
through locked doors, through fears, remorse
Peace be with you, peace!

Apr 04
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both see yet can't see...
but with faith- eyes of the heart,
both can't see yet see!

Apr 03
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Deep in tears, then called,
Turn and recognize the Lord
Turn, be free, and tell

Apr 02
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"To my Brothers:
Go, tell that they will see Me!"
You with fear and joy.

Apr 01
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Christ has arisen!
Gate of Heaven flung open!
Death has been conquered!

Mar 31
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Mary's silent YES
Yes from CRADLE to the CROSS
Yes unto the TOMB

Mar 30
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boundless compassion
undeterred crucifixion
wrought us salvation

ex-cru(x)ciating
most remembered death of all
Christ's salvific love

Mar 29
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self-emptying love
o, take and eat, take and drink
Real Presence stays...

Mar 28
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broke bread then betrayed
but lo, it's not the last word
Resurrection is!

Mar 27
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Jesus offers self
love, care and strength to remain
Judas refuses

Mar 26
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Mary's anointing
Yes, commended by Jesus
Abhorred by Judas

Mar 25
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Christ's saving Passion
Emmanuel in compassion
Death to Ress'rection

Mar 24
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Be single-hearted
ever united with God
focused, pure in heart.

Mar 22
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I AM with Abram
I AM with Isaac, Moses
I AM with you now

Mar 21
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Live, think, speak the TRUTH
Truth by God, in God, for God
Stand by TRUTH, be well.

Mar 20
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Silent, attentive
Faith invites to obedience
Trust God, like Joseph

Mar 19
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Silent, attentive
Faith invites to obedience
Trust God, like Joseph

Mar 19
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We most need from God:
Mercy, Mercy, and Mercy.
So too, show mercy.

Mar 18
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From death springs new life
like seed buried on the ground
more than hundredfold

Mar 17
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Be Nicodemus:
Challenge the heart to listen,
hear out Jesus first!

Mar 16
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swim upstream to peace
and there be generative
just like the salmon

Mar 15
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O, never forget
Unforgettable to God
spread around His love

Mar 13
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You want to be well?
Now get up, pick up and walk
In renewed spirit.

Mar 12
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There’s vision of life:
Turn mourning into dancing,
God’s Kingdom on earth.

Mar 11
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Up the saving cross
The Father's love sent the Son
Rejoice, sinful weak!

Mar 10
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The love commandment:
Just love to live, live to love
With heart, soul, mind, strength

Mar 08
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inexhaustible:
what may have been said and done,
regrets? hope in God!

Mar 07
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Treasured, handed on
Ways of God’s love and mercy
Christ fulfilled, not failed

Mar 06
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Mercy, Lord, mercy
Yes, seventy-seven times
forgiven, forgive

Mar 05
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Himself unwelcomed
Christ welcomes all ceaselessly
come, be healed, be free

Mar 04
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Spring cleaning is on
How about my heart and soul
The Spirit’s temple?

Mar 03
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Prodigal Father,
with wayward, resentful sons,
welcomes and calls home...

Mar 02
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with rejections, hurts
do Spiritual composting
so be life-giving

Mar 01
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Share in the Lord’s cup
Serve, not served, even suffer
Live life to the full

Feb 29
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Be Christ in the world
Be good and help those in need
In humility

Feb 27
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In the same manner
Forgiven by the Father,
Give others mercy

Feb 26
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Reconciliation:
in lieu of acted-out-rage,
acted-out-goodness!

Feb 23
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Get up, go, proclaim:
Be humble, contrite, turn back
Surrender, be free!

Feb 21
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Be holy as I
do to others as to Me
be Me as I you

Feb 19
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Healing love of Christ,
reaching out, gathering in,
the glory of God

Feb 17
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Fasting, like breathing
inhale-exhale, give up - take up
just like and with Christ.

Feb 16
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Transform our vision, Lord, open our hearts to the newness of faith.

Feb 08
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Guard your heart in the good, and treasure will accumulate.

Feb 07
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An open heart is the only way to make space for our transcendent God; vulnerability the only way to touch his immanence.

Feb 06
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By prayer and by touch, the sick need help being brought to Jesus. We all need others’ help being brought to Jesus.

Feb 05
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Life happens. Jesus is there in gentle approach to grasp our hand and lift us up.

Feb 04
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