03 Jan 1 John 3:1 (Knowing Him)
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is because it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1 (full readings)
Faith Challenge: Our challenge is not simply the changing of laws or the outlawing of abortion or the bankrupting of the abortion mill industry. Our challenge isn’t even simply creating a cultural shift. Our challenge is to do what we can to ensure the world knows Him. Be viral this week. Share the fact that God is important to you with at least two people and ask them to do the same. Help the world come to know Him.
Counter-Culture News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life, AFA, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed & Patron Saint. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: Most Holy Name of Jesus. If it is true, and it is, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on the earth and under the earth” (Philippians 2:10) then it makes sense we should take one day of the year to specifically honor His Most Holy Name.
Faith Quote: “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw from light, the light continues to be bright in itself, but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.” ~ Saint Augustine.
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies).Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa
* Evangelize:Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.