I wish I could share with you my Monday Morning Meditation today, but right now I am far, far away. This post is coming to you automatically for I have not only already departed on my current trip but also should have already arrived. I have no Internet connection where I am going. Although I will be incommunicado, I will keep you in mind in my prayers throughout this week, particularly those I have promised to pray for. I would ask for mutual prayers as well, as I make what is not the safest journey I have ever taken. God always takes care of me, even when I am too dimwitted to take care of myself or make risky decisions. He has always separated me from danger that I could easily fall into or that could easily end in disaster. Nonetheless, since I rarely pray for myself, except for God to maintain His Presence in my life even while asleep, it would be ever so wonderful and I would be ever so grateful if others might show the kindness of taking the time to say a word or two on my behalf.
In the interim, I would point you first to Fr. Austin's Monday morning prayer (see link below) which he never misses. I am certain you will find it to be an inspirational way to start your day and week.
I do hope to be back in time for next week's Monday Morning Meditation (barely). But, heck, back is back even if barely.
You may leave comments. I cannot moderate them from where I will be (uh, am). However, I will moderate all of them and respond to all of them upon my return.
Here is the link to Fr. Austin's blog:
Fr. Austin Fleming, priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and pastor in Concord, Massachusetts, posts a prayer each Monday morning that he calls "Monday Morning Offering." I enjoy his prayers very much. I hope you also will find them inspirational. He has graciously given me permission to include a link to his blog on my Monday Morning Meditation posts. (During the week, he also posts great homilies and other thoughtful discussions. I enjoy reading those, too.)
For additional inspiration throughout the week, I would point out two sets of blogs: (1) the list of devotional blogs on my sidebar and (2) my blogroll, where I am following a number of inspirational priests and writers about spiritual matters. I learn so very much from all these people. I highly recommend them to you.