Ephesians 2:14 (WWJD)

21 Oct Ephesians 2:14 (WWJD)

* Welcome God every morning before your work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (life-devotions.blogspot.com), which has snippets from Living Faith (livingfaith.com). All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

For he is our peace, he who made both one and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his flesh. Ephesians 2:14

Living Faith snippets: “In my own life, I try to break down the “dividing wall” between the active [daily routine] and passive [quiet reflection and prayer] by choosing where I live interiorly. If I never leave my center, the place where Jesus and I are one, I can still be engaged in exterior activities while remaining tuned to the union I find in that center. It is like the “home” Jesus speaks of when he encourages us to make our home in him as he makes his in us.” by Sr. Charleen Hug, S.N.D.

Rich’s comments: Some people are not happy, because they try to compartmentalize their lives. They welcome Christ into their lives at times when they feel it is appropriate (church, prayer, etc.), but they do not make a home for Christ in their daily lives. Although it was a fad at the time to wear a WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) bracelet, I believe it is a great reminder that Christ is always with us. We should welcome Christ into our daily routine: work, conversations, decision making [voting], etc., and we should ask Jesus, “what would you do?”, and then listen to our hearts for His reply. This mindset allows us to make our lives a living prayer.

40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Campaigns in 179 cities in 47 states (24/7 for 40 days). Please sign up to pray an hour in front your local abortion mill.
* Updates from the national director, David Bereit, at http://www.40daysforlife.com/.
* ProLife news: http://www.lifenews.com/

Our Prayers: Abortion’s end, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer cure, prisoners, leaders integrity, loss of loved ones, lack of faith, Rob (St. Patrick’s parish prayer list), Robert Cox (his wife Meghan is pregnant and recovering from gall bladder surgery), Tina Castle (Jason Peter’s son has HSAN condition)
* Lets pray for a change of heart for all Pro-Death candidates like Barack Obama [based on shocking voting record]. That is “the change we can believe in.” Let’s also pray for courage to let Christ lead our vote…and to publicly talk up and clap for ProLife.

Faith Quote: “I follow Jesus. He is my rabbit.” – printed on back of running jersey of a Chicago Marathon finisher.

Through Christ Our Lord,
Romans 12:12

* Today’s Bible readings at www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml. Reflection on readings at http://www.daily-meditations.org/index2.html
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.’
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might lie as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Prayer to End Abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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