John 12:46 (“receive the light of Christ”…)

06 May John 12:46 (“receive the light of Christ”…)

Let’s welcome God every morning before work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. John 12:46 (full readings)
Living Faith snippets: “I have seen Christ’s bright light in others. Then, like a finger snap, there is the darkness of personal illness, tragic loss, crushing evil. The darkness descends like a spiritual power outage that cannot be restored by any quick fix. Like a mercury vapor light (gradually reach full brightness), faith sparks again and grows gradually, the light of Christ leading us, in time, out of the darkness. Dear Jesus, if I feel darkness today, shine your light in the crevices of my soul where I most need you.” by Fr. James Krings (20 yrs in health care ministry)

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* At the Easter Vigil, it is powerful when we light each others candles and say “receive the light of Christ”…bringing us all out of darkness. Let’s strive to be the light of Christ for those in darkness…

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images)…#1 cause of death in America. Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth (John 14:6) to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16) and setting the unborn free!

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, natural disasters, addictions, Kay Castle (hospitalized with flu)

Faith Quote: “What is the reason for our confidence, our trust, which should overcome fear? The Apostle Paul replies to us: “It is the gift of grace” that in Jesus Christ “overflows for the many.” by Pope John Paul II

Through Christ our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* 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 live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (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 invite others to join our LIFE Group…Rich or Pat will gladly add them to the devotions distribution list (Mark 16:15)!

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