Saturday, September 10, 2016

How precious is Your mercy, O God!

"I have been mercifully treated because I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief."  (1 Timothy 1: 13 NABRE)

Those who are called according to His purpose, Jesus justified. (Romans 8: 28 - 30) Jesus wiped out our sins excusing our wrongdoings and saying 'that one, he was ignorant of my will and acted in unbelief.'

What a gracious and merciful Savior.  Praise Him now and always.   Amen!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Flee from the worship of idols.

"Therefore, my beloved, avoid idolatry."  (1 Corinthians 10 : 14  NABRE)

What are the common idols of our day?
1. Are you consumed with  lust for money and material possessions?
2. Is your job a higher priority than worshipping God on Sunday and and observing the Sabbath?
3.  Do you love wife, husband, child, friend more than you love Jesus?
4. Are you prompt to obey every law of the land while the laws of God are barely known?

Anything you place above God becomes your idol.  This is forbidden by the First Commandment: 
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Matthew 22: 37)

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Lord withholds no good thing from those who walk in sincerity.

"I offer the gospel free of charge."  (1 Corinthians 9: 18 NABRE)

Lord Jesus grant me freedom from foolish and unnecessary worries so that I can offer the Gospel free of charge.

Yes Lord, I have received freely. With the help of Your grace, I will give free of charge.  (Matthew 10: 8)

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Let us be filled with joy in celebrating the Birthday of Mary!

"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”  (Matthew 1: 21 NKJV)

A sin-filled vessel cannot hold a sinless holy God.  So the first person to be saved from sin was Mary, who through the foreseen merits of Jesus Christ was conceived without sin.
"I am the Immaculate Conception", Mary said to St Bernadette.

Today is the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Happy Birthday O dear Mother.  We your grateful children love you so much!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Thank You Jesus for honoring Your word through the life and promotion of St Teresa of Kolkata.

“Blessed are you who are poor,
    for yours is the kingdom of God."  (Luke 6: 20 NIV)

Most of us dread poverty.  Yet Jesus says that those who are poor are not only blessed here and now but after their death will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Mother Teresa embraced poverty and the poor.  She was certainly filled with joy and happiness while she lived among us.  On Sunday, September 4th, she was canonized as St Teresa of Kolkata.  Jesus confirmed through the Church that the Kingdom of God is truly hers forever and ever.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Lord remember Your promise of grace and mercy.

"You are just, O Lord, and your judgment is right;
treat your servant in accord with your merciful love."  (Psalm 119: 137, 124 RM)

If the Most Merciful Heart of Jesus grants me one hour of consciousness before my death, the above Psalm will be my last prayer.  Then glancing at the image of His Divine Mercy,  I will whisper:
"Jesus I trust in You."

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Grace and Mercy always from Jesus.

“Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored."  (Luke 6: 10 NIV)

Jesus healed a man with a withered hand with a word.  Not everyone in the synagogue was happy because the healing happened on a Sabbath.
Jesus wants mercy and loving-kindness and not a sacrificial or "holier than thou" attitude.