Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Sower of the seed is Jesus. If you find Him, you will find life and peace.

"The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower; whoever finds this seed will remain for ever." (Gospel Acclamation).

Wednesday 27 January 2021 in the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time is the feast of St Angela Merici (1474 - 1540), Virgin.  Italian. She founded the Ursuline Order, the first women teaching order in the Church. St Angela believed that the formation and education of Christian women is society's greatest investment.
Convinced of this truth, St. Angela Merici founded the Company of St. Ursula,  [Ursulines] a secular institute devoted to educating young women to be Christian wives, mothers, teachers, and catechists.

The Seed in the Parable of the Sower is the word of God and the Sower is Jesus the Word of God. Not every soil is born equal.

"Those sown among thorns are another sort. They are the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit." (Mark 4: 18 - 19).

The causes of barrenness in Kingdom investment are listed in Mark 4: 18 - 19:
#1. Worries about this life.
#2. Deceitfulness of wealth.
#3. Desires of other things. For example: Success and nice things of life.

These three are killers of faith and peace.

What is the clear prescription by the Divine Physician? In order to return the soil to fruitfulness?
#1. Singleness of purpose in seeking and finding Christ Jesus. Put in another way. Seek Jesus and make Him your first priority in life. Make His way of talking and doing things your way. Believe absolutely that Jesus will provide all your needs always, everywhere and in everything.

Daily Bible Verse @ SeekFirstcommunity.com

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  2. The Serenity Prayer
    God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can
    And wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time.
    Enjoying one moment at a Time.
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking as He did, this sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it.
    Trusting that He will make all things right If I surrender to His will.
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever.
    (Reinhold Niebuhr)

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  3. 🙏🙏🙏

    CCC 523:
    What is forbidden by the eighth commandment?

    The eighth commandment forbids:
    false witness, perjury, and lying, the gravity of which is measured by the truth it deforms, the circumstances, the intentions of the one who lies, and the harm suffered by its victims;

    rash judgment, slander, defamation and calumny which diminish or destroy the good reputation and honor to which every person has a right;

    A sin committed against truth demands reparation if it has caused harm to others.

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  4. "God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away." (Revelation 21: 4 AMPC).

    Son of man, Only God will destroy Abortion. He will do it in His own way and His time.
    Stop playing god. Get on with the business of evangelization.
    Abortion was there when Jesus was walking this earth preaching the Gospel of life. It was rampant when the Didache was written about 100 AD. It was rampant in Rome when Peter and Paul were in Rome preaching the Gospel and planting the Church.
    Think about this and stop YOUR foolish pride and pretences.
    Seek the truth that will make you free.

    Happy Lent.

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  6. Battle Against Evil.

    "Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. 11 Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.

    Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace.

    In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    Constant Prayer.

    With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones and also for me, that speech may be given me to open my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains, so that I may have the courage to speak as I must.
    (Ephesians 6: 10 - 20).

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  7. Our Weapons

    "The weapons of our battle are not of flesh but are enormously powerful, capable of destroying fortresses.

    We destroy arguments and every pretension raising itself against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10: 4 - 5).

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