15 May Consecrated in Truth (Jn 17:18-19) by Alice Chapman
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“As you have sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.” ~ Jn 17:18-19 (full readings)
Alice’s Reflections: Despite the obstacles we face in our spiritual and physical journey on this earth, today’s Gospel reading reminds us that we are never left alone. We’re not sent into this world to fend for ourselves, stumbling along searching for what is true. We are already consecrated in truth through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Knowing the truth of His word strengthens us and gives us courage to speak out and witness for the unborn. As pro-life advocates we often find ourselves witnessing to the sanctity of human life even when the political and social climate seems to prevail against this truth. But recently, LIFE Runners were able to overcome adverse weather and road conditions, injuries and fatigue in order to witness for life while completing more than 2,000 miles in the inaugural A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life. It is by this “knowing” deep inside that we are sent into this world consecrated in Truth that we have the courage to set such a bold and outrageous goal and accomplish it in His name.
* Alice is a public health officer in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. She and her husband Glenn have a son. She is working to establish a Dayton LIFE Runners Chapter.
Faith Challenge: Embrace the opportunity to share the gospel of life with someone you meet today.
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Feast Day: St. Peter of Tarentaise
Faith Quote: “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Through Christ our Lord,