Approaching the Throne


For we do not have a high priest
who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.   ~   Hebrews 4: 14 – 16


          What would I do without the faithful hearts of friends? Those hurt and bleeding from their own wounds, bent from the weight of their own crosses, yet who immediately and unhesitatingly reach out to help brethren pilgrims who have fallen and cannot get up. Who leave their own wounds to tend to mine. Who carry my cross when I can’t.

          Who give from their own poverty.

          Where would I be without these souls who in love and tenderness mirror our High Priest, Jesus?

          Where would I be without this love born of pain and suffering?

          For it is this love that shines the light I need to see the Throne of Grace. When I would have shied away in doubt and anguish, it is this love that in loving insistence takes my hand and firmly sets me before Grace and Mercy supreme.

          It is time to approach the Throne for them, my brethren bound to me through the shared journeys of grey and gold, sorrow and joy.

          Jesus, I place these souls in Your Divine Heart. Grant each one the graces most needed for what lies before them, in the hours, days and years to come.

Blood and Water,

Heart of Jesus,

I trust in You.






  1. Lord, may I but be among those mentioned by this good woman before Your Throne of Grace and Mercy. Do not allow me to “…shy away in doubt and anguish”.

    Jesus, l trust in You.

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  2. Bringing the Word of the Day…to find grace for timely help. Yes indeed that describes your word for me, gracefilled punches of fortitude to keep me smiling. In a sense…to keep the lights on.

    But it shall not be so among you.
    Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
    whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
    For the Son of Man did not come to be served
    but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

    And so we must go serving it up quietly, grateful for the opportunity to have something to offer, grateful we have a high priest who led the way. Thankful for Friends…so many friends.

    Blood and Water, Heart of Jesus, I trust in you.

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    1. ….grateful for the opportunity to have something to offer

      Today, in a couple of hours, some unpleasantness awaits me.
      I asked God if I should go to it or avoid it. I asked if He could take it away.
      Then I said, Show me, tell me.
      And He did:…grateful for the opportunity to have something to offer
      So, I will endure the sting because my Jesus asks for this offering.


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