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Words from the Faithful

Luke 19:5-6

“When He reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy.

Comment: Zacchaeus, who was considered a sinner not because he was a tax collector, but because he extorted more than what was required by law, making him an abuser of law, followed Jesus as soon as He called him. Now that is obedience, doing what you are told right away. That i believe was what saved him. That action paved the way for Zacchaeus to make full repentance. It led him to give up worldly wants for something more.

Prayer: Lord, as Your believer and follower, may we be quick to respond to Your call even to the point of abandoning what makes us comfortable, Amen. Sent from my iPad

Luke 12: 20-21

“But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’  Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”

Prayer:  Lord, may we always remember to strive to be rich in faith.  By our thoughts, words, and actions, may we seek to know, love, serve, and honor You. These are the things that will make our souls rich and will grant us entrance to Your kingdom; because these are the ones that matter to You. 

Luke 12: 11-12

“When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.  For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

Comment:  Thus is where our wisdom comes from that guides and directs our thoughts, words,and actions.  The best way to live our lives indeed – through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Message from Pope Francis

This section reflects the words of our God that came alive in our family.   Through prayers and scriptures, people and situations, our God never fails and never ceases to amaze.  Through this portion, we want to remember….. that He remains faithful. 

Message from Pope Francis

“In families there are always difficulties, but those difficulties are overcome by love,” he said. “Hatred is not capable of dealing with any difficulty… Only love is able to overcome them.”

His prayer:  “to help us believe that it’s worth the struggle and the fight, for the good of the family.”