05 Jul Go Forth (Mt 9:11) by Shane Kapler
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” ~ Mt 9:11 (full readings)
Shane’s Reflections: Isn’t it tempting when we experience the world’s derision to simply retreat into our families and our Christian support groups? And that is good – for recharging our batteries, but we can’t stay there. Jesus wants us out, just like He was, socializing with people who need to hear and respond to God’s call. They need to experience the Master’s mercy through us.
* Shane Kapler is the author of “The God Who is Love: Explaining Christianity From Its Center” and co-author of “Tending the Temple”. He works as a speech therapist in St. Louis, but his favorite “job” is being a Dad. Visit www.explainingchristianity.com.
Faith Challenge: Today, before speaking a word of condemnation about another, remember Who you are called to make present; and adjust your speech accordingly.
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. Anthony Zaccaria
Faith Quote: “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do … I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” ~ Mt 9:12-13
Through Christ our Lord,