Day 86: The Real Presence of God

Psalm 130 This hymn to divine mercy, traditionally called De Profundis, celebrates the contrition and reconciliation of a sinner with God. It is a cry that erupts from the heart of someone rent with sorrow and longing for mercy and forgiveness. In any case, this is not a prayer of desperation but rather an expression of contrition inspired by trust in God’s faithful and loving care. This prayer is not only a plea for personal forgiveness but also a petition for atonement and salvation for the entire people of God. In practice, we can ALWAYS count on God’s forgiveness for a CONTRITE AND REPENTANT HEART. (Cf. Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, October 19, 2005) (CCC 2559)

(*The Didache Bible RSV-CE Ignatius Edition, 2006)


  • SUPER EXCITING READING TODAY!! 🤪

  • This is why the Great Adventure Bible is so helpful

  • Check out the maps in the back

  • We will be going on to MORE descriptions tomorrow, so keep those MAPS handy :)

  • Page 1595 in the Great Adventure Bible, follow with your EYES what you are hearing with your EARS (If you don’t have your copy of the Great Adventure Bible yet, please don’t be discouraged. The Facebook Group for Ascension Bible Studies has so many helpful people who can steer you in the right direction 🤗)

  • It’s not just “Here are some names, and they are going over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s House they goooooo……”

  • THESE WERE REAL PEOPLE

  • Judeo-Christianity, and CHRISTIANITY ITSELF, is an HISTORICAL RELIGION

  • It is NOT just an IDEA that CAME OUT OF NOWHERE

  • IT ACTUALLY IS GOD HIMSELF WHO TOOK FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US AT A PARTICULAR TIME AND A PARTICULAR PLACE

  • Following Christ is the same

  • We are not just FLOATING IN THE HAZE (PURPLE HAZE ALL IN MY BRAIN!! 🎸)

  • We are actually CALLED to be HERE AND NOW

  • Whatever you are doing when you are reading The Bible, KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU!

  • Just like GOD WAS WITH ISRAEL

  • NOT SOMEWHERE IN THE FUTURE

  • NOT SOMEWHERE IN THE PAST

  • RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW (There is no other place I wanna beeeeeeee 😀 )

  • You may feel like you didn’t get much out of today’s reading and feel a bit discouraged

  • BUT NO!

  • The Lord is WITH YOU

  • The Lord is GUIDING YOU

  • The Lord is GUIDING ALL OF US who want to be FAITHFUL TO HIM

  • Pray for each other

  • Pray for Fr. Mike


Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven we give you praise and Glory. We thank you for this time together. We thank you for the names and the fact that, God, this is a real story. It’s a true story with real places and real people and a real time. And we are giving you praise because we are also real people in a real place in a real time. And we know that just as you acted in the lives of the people of Israel, you act in our lives today. Help us to see your hand and to see your work, to follow your will, and to do it in all times and in all things. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”