Monday, October 11, 2021

“The world needs people who are willing to bear witness to God who is love, and consequently the one light which in the end, illumines the darkness of the world and gives us strength to live and work……….Man ONLY believes what he sees….You can scream from the roof tops the Truth of Christ but if it is not animated by real life examples lived out in daily ordinary life by both the clergy and the laity alike it will be ignored……... However, when it is lived, the world stops short in its tracks, the message is received and transformation takes place……….Our culture needs Christ like examples, animated by the Sacraments, prayer & fasting………… We can not give what we do not have……Once again, the world believes what it sees……Yes, let God be the Judge. Your job today is to be a witness.”

Gospel Text: (Lk 11:29-32)

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
At the judgment 
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and there is something greater than Solomon here.
At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation 
and condemn it,
because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
and there is something greater than Jonah here.”


Reflect, today, upon any decision you are trying to make. Then reflect upon how you are going about this decision. Do you use the witness Jesus gave to us as the foundation of your discernment? Do you reflect upon how you can lay your life down as a sacrificial gift for others? Do you look at love from the point of view of the Cross of our Lord and strive to imitate His glorious and selfless dedication to the salvation of those whom He loves? Seek to imitate our Lord, using the witness of His actions as the foundation of all of your discernment and decisions in life, and you will have discovered the only true sign you need to navigate the challenges of life.


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