11 Aug Joshua 3:9-10 (Listen to God) by Kevin Grillot
“Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God. This is how you will know that there is a living God in your midst.” ~ Joshua 3:9-10 (full readings)
* Kevin Grillot works for Students for Life of Illinois and helps foster the growth of pro-life student groups in Chicago. When he was the pro-life student group president at St. Louis University, he founded an endowment for pregnant and parenting students.
Faith Challenge: On this Feast of St. Clare, who lived a life of simplicity, humility, and almost complete silence, take 10 minutes today in silence to open your heart and listen to how God is calling you to lovingly meet the pro-life needs in your community.
Feast Day: St. Clare was a lifelong friend of St. Francis and founder of the Poor Clares (2nd Order of Franciscans). She was a spiritual consultant for popes, cardinals, and bishops while serving at the convent of San Damiano in Assisi, Italy.
Faith Quote: Does it please you, O God, to deliver into the hands of these beasts the defenseless children I have nourished with your love? I beseech you, dear Lord, protect these whom I am now unable to protect.” ~ St. Clare when the convent was facing attack by an invading army
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.