04 Apr Evil Ways (Acts 3:26) by Kevin McNicholas
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“For you first, God raised up his servant and sent him to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.” ~ Acts 3:26 (full readings)
Kevin’s Reflections: St. Peter addressed this statement to the Jews who became early Christians, nearly 2000 years ago. The first Pope knew that God offered salvation through His Son to everyone, and in the Apostolic succession of Popes through the years, from St. Peter to Pope Francis, there has been an unbroken line of leaders to show us the way to Heaven. God’s servant blesses us by reminding each of us to turn from our evil ways and toward Jesus Christ. Evil can easily creep into our lives in the form of negativity or pessimism brought about through an illness, a job loss, a broken relationship, or any number of situations that can wrongly separate us from God. Our faith in Him and in Christ is what sustains us, and leads us to Heaven.
* Kevin McNicholas and his wife Laura were married in the same chapel where they met and were engaged. They are blessed to be Engaged Encounter Weekend leaders in Belleville, IL.
Faith Challenge: Find your “favorite sin”, the one that you have a hard time turning away from, a hard time confessing, and a hard time admitting is a sin. Pray especially for God’s grace to overcome that sin starting right now!
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. Isidore of Seville
Faith Quote: “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” ~ Blessed John Paul II
Through Christ our Lord,