Daily Messages From Master Meister

Meister Eckhart 2Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (commonly called “Meister Eckhart”), 1260 – 1328

Monday’s Message
—Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
—Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.

Tuesday’s Treat
—Treat all things as if they were loaned to you without any ownership – whether body or soul, sense or strength, external goods or honors, house or hall . . . everything.
—There exists only the present instant …
There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now.

Wednesday’s Widget
—The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
—Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.
—Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow,
then this light is nearest of all to us.

Thursday’s Take-Out
—What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
—Only the hand that erases can do the true thing.
—The shell must be cracked apart if what is in it is to come out,
for if you want the kernel you must break the shell.

Friday’s Feast
—The more deeply we are our true selves, the less self is in us.
—One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us, but we must ennoble our works.

Saturday’s Surprise
—Compassion is where peace and justice kiss
—Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it,
produce it, and give birth to it.

Sunday’s Sunset
—Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God.
—You need seek God neither below or above.
He is no farther away than the door of the heart.


Books by Fr. Joe Jagodensky, SDS. All available on Amazon.com
“Soulful Muse,”
inspirational reflections on the Catholic Church and U.S. culture
Living Faith’s Mysteries,”
inspirational reflections on the Christian seasons
of Advent/Christmas & Lent/Easter
“Spiritual Wonderings and Wanderings,”
inspirational reflections on the Catholic Church and U.S. culture
“Letters From My Cats,”
a collection of letters written by my cats over twenty years
“Bowling Through Life’s Stages with a Christian perspective,”
Bowling as a metaphor for religion and growing up

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on Amazon.com.
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