09 May Enter Discussion (Acts 18:4) by Fr. Daren Zehnle
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“Every sabbath, he entered into discussion in the synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greek.” ~ Acts 18:4 (full readings)
Fr. Daren’s Reflections: Within the synagogue, one might have expected Saint Paul’s work of announcing the Good News of the Lord’s Resurrection to be met with great success and with little resistance. Yet we know that such was not always the case, but he did not stop his efforts to bring others to Jesus Christ. In our own day, we must seek to enter discussion with those in the Church about the Gospel of Life. We might expect that most of those who gather to worship the Risen One would already accept and recognize the Gospel of Life, but such is not always the case. Very often this is simply because a person has never truly considered the reality of abortion, of euthanasia, and of other assaults against the dignity of human life. There is often a logical disconnect in their thoughts that needs to be gently shown to them so they can make a careful reconsideration in light of the teachings of Christ and of common sense. Let us not be afraid to enter into such discussions!
* Fr. Daren Zehnle, Diocese of Springfield IL, serves as Priest Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Paprocki and is the Associate Director of the Office for Vocations. He blogs at “Servant and Steward“.
Faith Challenge: Speak with one person this week about the dignity of human life.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Catharine of Bologna
Faith Quote: “The holiness of God was no longer recognized, and consequently contempt was shown for the sacredness of human life” ~ Benedict XVI
Through Christ our Lord,