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Day Twenty Three of Lent: Because of who you are

16-Mar-2012

Day Twenty Three of Lent: Because of who you are

Hello brothers and sisters,

We thank God and give him Glory for another day of worship. In today's First reading from the book of Jeremiah the Lord says "Listen to my voice;then I will be your God and you shall be my people.Walk in
all the ways that I command you,
so that you may prosper. This is a very straight forward reading but again, it takes faith to listen to the word of God and walk in the path of righteousness.

There are many things that could be affecting us so much that we are tempted to lose faith. Not withstanding, we must continue open our hearts and harden not our hearts when we hear the voice of the Lord. An old man was sharing the scriptures with me today and recounted a difficult time he faced in his life. Even as he narrated his story, he said he mustered strength when he remembered that no matter the situation he was going through, God still loved him dearly because his son received 5,115blows or slaps and 28,430 drops of blood for our sake.Mmmh.. I had to write it down because that was really new to me but if these figures are true,is there any reason why anyone will still refuse to obey God? Is one slap and a drop of blood for our sake not enough?

In the Gospel,Jesus heals a deaf man and the first sounds the man heard were the cries of those demanding reasons.They thought only a demon would have the authority to drive out demons.Despite the fact that his critics doubted him,Jesus did not slip into silence. He knows and understand our weaknesses and will never forsake us. May this lent make bring us closer to him and give us the wisdom to understand his ways.

The Readings   Jeremiah 7:23-28; Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Luke 11:14-23

Prayer

God of mercy and compassion, help us today to grow in your likeness, that we who sinned in Adam may rise again in Christ. Let your word be a lamp to guide us, so that we may live the truth and grow always in your love. Teach us to be faithful in seeking the common good for your sake, that your light may shine on the whole human family by means of your Church.Touch our hearts to seek your friendship more and more. May we always open our ears to and our hearts to listen and accept and word because it is food for our soul. We pray that you give us the courage and wisdom to do your will always so that we can celebrate the Joy of Easter. Accept our humble prayers in Jesus name, Amen.

Song/Because of who you are.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6WexG9uAJI
Sing along and worship the Lord for being Lord.Give him all the praise and honor that he truly deserves.

http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/3rd-week.html#thu


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