15 May God Prunes (Jn 15:2) by Ed Heigl
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. ~ Jn 15:2
Reflection: The unholy parts of our life must be cut away so that the fruits of our good works may be brought forth. Pruning involves real sacrifice of our will and even suffering. Looking at the lives of the Saints gives us many examples of imperfect individuals who were open to God’s will in their lives and who allowed Him to prune their lives. From this pruning by God, they bore much fruit and became examples to all of how we should live our lives. We too in our ordinary lives can accomplish extraordinary things through Jesus if we stay connected and draw our strength through Him. Today more than ever our Faith is being attacked. The enemy knows that he is running out of time. We must be steadfast in our faith to always bear witness to Life as a God given gift. Wearing the LIFE Runners jersey is a very powerful witness that impacts souls by this very simple but courageous act.
*** Photo is from the Canada March for Life in Ottawa (9 May 2019).
Challenge: Read Psalm 122 and then pray for all of those involved in the business of abortion.
*** Register to run or walk 5K legs of the A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life! Order red “Freedom for All” Relay shirt now, so you have it for the July 4th kickoff.
Pray to end abortion (Creed). Witness with “REMEMBER The Unborn” gear (Order). Give jerseys to Students and Missions (once or monthly). Thank You!
Inspiration: “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” ~ Ps 122:1
All In Christ,
* Before he passed away (10 Jul 2015), Ed Heigl dedicated himself to the elderly for 35 years and to his wife Beth for 33 years. He served as the St. Louis LIFE Runners Chapter Leader.
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