Saturday, March 07, 2015

Confess your sins to Jesus

Do you realize that the strength and power of Jesus are most effective in your weakness and brokenness?

"Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency, And will again have compassion on us, treading underfoot our guilt?"  (Micah 7: 18 NABRE)

I was the prodigal son.  Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus blotted out the record of my sins and removed my guilt completely.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Bring Jesus the sacrifice of your time

Do you know that the more you choose to trust Jesus the easier it becomes?

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
(John 3:16 NLT)

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
(1John 4:10 NIV)

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Try St Joseph

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)

"I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to this glorious saint, for I know from long experience the benefits he obtains from God. I have never known anyone who was truly devoted to him and performed particular services in his honor, who did not advance greatly in virtue... I only ask, for the love of God, that anyone who doubts what I say make a test of it himself, and he will see, from actual experience, the great benefit it is to commend oneself to this glorious Patriarch, and to have devotion to him." (St Teresa of Avila, LIFE)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Acquiring a servant spirit

Do you embrace all Jesus is doing in your life?

"Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave."
(Matthew 20:26-27 NLT)

"Even as the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men."
(Matthew 20:28 BBE)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Cultivate the spirit of justice

Have you discerned that  true security rests in Jesus alone?

"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow."
(Isaiah 1:17 NIV)

"If you will only obey me, you will have plenty to eat.   But if you turn away and refuse to listen, you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies. I, the LORD, have spoken!”  (Isaiah 1:19-20 NLT)

Monday, March 02, 2015

Be merciful

Do you perceive Jesus as a Judge that can never  be pleased?

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven."  (Luke 6:37 KJV)

No judge. No condemn. No criticize.

"So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these]."
(Luke 6:36 AMP)

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Listen to Jesus always and everywhere

How do we listen to Jesus?
His word, Prayer, Eucharist, Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Church.

"From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard:
This is my beloved Son, listen to him."  (Matthew 17: 5 RM)

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
(Luke 10:16 NIV)