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Originally published 8/15/2020.The Assumption of Our Lady is one of God's wonderful works.  It provides an opportunity for us to increase our faith in God and to contemplate our Lady's presence with her Son in heaven.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Joy and Service

Joy and Service

2022-08-1429:09

Jesus promises his disciples a joy "that no one will take from you."   To be joyful we have to be attentive and sensitive to the great goods in our life.  Among these are God's constant love for us and our own ability to love and serve him in return.  Pride obscures our vision of true goods.  To serve joyfully and find joy in serving, we need to foster humility. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Large, desperate crowds would press in on Jesus to hear and touch him.  He was the focus of all of their attention and desires.  Our Lord should be just the same for us: central to our lives.  We meet Jesus in the Eucharistic Bread, in Sacred Scripture, in our habitual presence of God, and in others.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Originally published March 2021As Good Friday approaches, we reflect on Jesus' death on the Cross.  In his Passion and death, Jesus turns suffering into love.   Love gives his suffering meaning and makes it fruitful.  Jesus invites us to likewise accept suffering as a means to loving God and others. Suffering is unavoidable in this life, the real question is what will we do with it?   https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Humility and Self Esteem

Humility and Self Esteem

2022-07-2429:091

Humility is a crucial virtue for the Christian life.  Living it demands some courage given our tendency to prop ourselves up and to protect our self-esteem.  Admitting our sinfulness and even our nothingness before God, however, is ultimately liberating and fruitful.  Our humility must be accompanied by a deep sense of God's reality and his love for us.  If it is, we will experience that "he who humbles himself will be exalted."https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Love and Attention

Love and Attention

2022-07-1732:461

Jesus' visit to Martha and Mary contains great insights for our Christian life.  Mary's attention to our Lord is a great act of appreciation and love.  Jesus' correction of Martha is not owing to her being busy serving, but more for her being distracted and worried.  Love, which includes prayer, is the one thing necessary.   And love unites our attention, giving focus and purpose to all that we do.https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Moses describes God's law as "near" to the people of Israel.  God's Word is also very near to us.  Thanks to Jesus, we know what it takes to live life well and enter eternal life.  The problem is actually wanting to do it.  Like the scholar of the law, we wish to justify ourselves by overthinking, by making excuses, by hiding our basic unwillingness to love and obey.   God's grace can change our unwillingness to willing submission and all of our obstinate "no's" into loving "yes's."https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
King David's fall into adultery and murder is a lesson in how sin happens and how we can respond to it.  David's sin is preceded by idleness and sloth.  Once fully aware of his sin, however, he appeals immediately to God's mercy.  Our first response to sin should always be a radical trust in God's mercy and, when necessary, a prompt recourse to confession.  In addition to trust in God's mercy, we should be resolute in our struggle against sinful habits.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
On the Feast of St. Josemaria, we reflect on Jesus's presence in our ordinary lives and work.  Originally published 2020.On the Feast of St. Josemaria, we reflect on Jesus's presence in our ordinary lives and work.  
The "Bread of Life" Discourse in John Chapter 6 is a treasure trove of spiritual insights.  Faith in Jesus's person is paramount for the Christian life.  This faith is tested by the audacity of his claims for the Eucharist as well as by the trials and difficulties of our personal Christian vocation.  Jesus promises spiritual satisfaction, eternal life, and, most amazingly of all, intimate communion with him for those who receive the Bread of Life in the Eucharist.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
For the Feast of Corpus Christi we meditate on the Eucharistic hymn "Adoro te devote."  Hidden in the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lord Jesus is truly present: body, blood, soul, and divinity.  This marvel of our faith reveals God's humble and radical love for us.  Our response should be one of ever greater adoration, wonder, faith, hope and love. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
The Trinity is the deepest mystery of our Faith, revealing to us the secrets of God's inner life.  This mystery transmits to us God's transcendence, his intimacy with us, and the importance of charity in the Christian life. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
The Holy Spirit is a powerful agent of spiritual renewal and transformation.  The virtue of docility and the gift of counsel are needed to tap into the motions of the Spirit which always accompany and surround us.  The Sanctifier will sculpt the image of Christ in us provided that we are humble and willing to follow his lead. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
A Living Faith in Christ

A Living Faith in Christ

2022-05-2927:441

After telling her "I am the resurrection and the life" Jesus asks Martha point blank, "Do you believe this?"  What is the caliber of our faith in Christ? Do we believe all that he tells us about himself and his relationship to us?https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Prepping for Pentecost

Prepping for Pentecost

2022-05-2225:261

Recorded live May 17, 2022.  On preparing for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Docility is key to fostering a deeper relationship with the Paraclete.  Where do we find his inspirations? What does he want us to do? How do we know if we are lead by the Spirit? Questions like these will help us be ready for Pentecost.  
Recorded live Wednesday, May 11. Reflections on Marian devotion and Our Lady of Fatima. 
The image of our Lord as Good Shepherd is a challenging one.   It means that we Christians are sheep.  Our pride and self-sufficiency naturally bristle at this image.  Only with deep humility, and contemplating Jesus the Lamb of God, can we embrace being sheep and having a Shepherd.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
Originally published May 2021The month of May is Mary's month.  The Church teaches and lives an extraordinary love for Mary, our Mother.  This month is an opportunity to entrust big, important intentions and problems to Our Lady's loving care and intercession.   https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
God's power is especially evident in his mercy.  There are no sins that he can't forgive and his mercy waits upon the smallest opening of repentance and sorrow for sin.  Receiving God's mercy is also the result of being merciful ourselves.  Forgiving others is a condition for being forgiven.  Our own forgiveness and mercy make us like our Father God: constant in love and invincible in goodness.  Thanks for listening and supporting Come Away By Yourselves.  Please rate and review the podcast wherever you listen (especially on Apple Podcasts).  Good reviews help spread the show.   You can also contact us through our website: https://comeawaybyyourselves.com  Thank you!
Our Easter Joy

Our Easter Joy

2022-04-1630:301

Easter is the feast of all feasts, the new day of great joy.  Like the apostles and first disciples, we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus.  Contemplating their interactions with the risen Lord, we learn to find Christ in the most ordinary moments of our lives. https://comeawaybyyourselves.com
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Ola Olu Omisore

Thanks for the meditation

Aug 9th
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Ola Olu Omisore

Thanks for this meditation

Aug 4th
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Ola Olu Omisore

Thanks for the meditation. The only thing we can do without God is sin. 🤔

Jul 27th
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Ola Olu Omisore

Thank you for the meditation

Jul 25th
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Ola Olu Omisore

I have found this meditation very useful. God bless you abundantly

Jul 22nd
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Ola Olu Omisore

Thank you so much for these meditations. They are so rich. I use them for my prayers every.

Jul 20th
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Cris pazmiño

thank you so much

Apr 7th
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