John 6:10 (“REMEMBER”…)

24 Apr John 6:10 (“REMEMBER”…)

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

Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. John 6:10 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “Making five loaves and two fish feed five thousand was an awesome thing, but it wasn’t the only kindness Jesus provided that day. He served the people as they reclined. His action shows that He values each and every one of the five thousand as His guest at this miraculous meal, just as He welcomes each of us in sharing the banquet at Mass.”

LIFE Group nuggets:
* The LIFE Runners are making plans for the Twin Cities Marathon in MN…which will take place on Right to Life Sunday (4 Oct). Registration will likely close by 17 May. Please let me know if you would like to join our team.
* Sr. Francelle’s devotion: Mother Elvira: a modern day Saint!
* Brooke Parsons: “This is a very touching article. It really shows the grief that women go through who had abortions, but it also really shows how healing is possible. Love is very powerful!”
* Dani Pavelk shared this article: Why does video of Susan Boyle move us?
* I took today’s devotion picture at the Holocaust memorial in Boston (“REMEMBER”). This is an appropriate message for our ProLife ministry…let us not forget the horrific reality of abortion.

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* NEW: “As we help people in need today, let us remember Jesus’ example and extend a smile or a kind word to help them be more comfortable in accepting our gifts.” by Melanie Rigney

* 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, Mike Castle (Nelda Alford cancer treatment), Bobby Aborn (wife Christi with medical issues)
* NEW: Brooke Parsons (thanksgiving that Kelly Sullivan survived a serious car accident), Carol Nesbitt (special intention), Stephanie Spader (special intention)

Feast Day: St. Fidelis

Faith Quote: “They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” by Martin Niemoller (Niemoller was a “German pastor who led a group of clergymen opposed to Hitler. Hitler had him confined in Dachau concentration camp. Niemoller was released in 1945 by the Allies.”)

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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