22 Feb 2 Cor 6:1-2 (Receive) by Whitney Compton
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors.
“Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says: ‘In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you.'” ~ 2 Cor 6:1-2 (full readings)
Whitney’s Reflections: As we begin Lent, we must remember that the Lord has “heard” us and “helped” us. Our journey toward Christ begins with these confirming words from God. Our sinful nature apprehends us each day. The character of Jesus is imprinted on us at our Baptism and by this we are able to die of ourselves to pray, fast and give alms. Uniting in His passion, God calls us to aid one another with encouragement to make sacrifices. He also cautions us not to be vain in receiving the fusion of Christ’s character to our souls. What good is a sacrifice of pain if we boast? Are we fasting, praying, and alms-giving for the approval of others? How will you die to sin in lent? When will your “yes” be given to fully unite in His sufferings? Run to Christ and fight to defend his Mystical Body. During Lent we must graciously praise God for our sufferings that unite us with His passion.
* Whitney Compton served a year with National Evangelization Team (NET). She is now attending Franciscan University in Steubenville (OH) for a Masters in Theology and Christian Ministry.
Faith Challenge: This Lent give the entirety of yourself to God. Give your heart, mind, body and soul.
Counter Cultural News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life, AFA, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: The Chair of St. Peter.
Faith Quote: “If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that He has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola
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.
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