Luke 11:30 (love our enemies)

04 Mar Luke 11:30 (love our enemies)

Welcome God every morning before your 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

Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. Luke 11:30

Living Faith snippets: “The Book of Jonah is a parable telling us to forgive our enemies. The Ninevites were the enemies of Israel, but they were not God’s enemies. They were God’s children and enjoyed the tender love and mercy of their creator. Therefore, God did not destroy the Ninevites, as Jonah had desired, but forgave them. Lord, help us eliminate our enemies through forgiveness and love.” by Fr. James McKarns

Life Group nuggets:
* Angi Castle: “Whatever you did for one of these…you did for me.” [Yesterday’s devotion verse] is very fitting as I just said it to the girls on Sunday after we gave a man a McDonald’s gift card. He was standing at the exit holding a sign saying “out of work with 3 kids to feed.” He said, “God bless you thank you so much.” I then blessed him back. Paige said that God was right there with the man.
* Stephanie Kemp shared this 1.5 min video, Everyone Against Abortion, Raise Your Hand!.
* Rich Reich set up a Facebook group for us (“Life Group Devotions”). If you are on Facebook, please join the group and invite your friends (Mark 16:15).

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News. Suggestions?
* NEW: “Take ten minutes and read the Book of Jonah…it is good enemy-loving therapy.” by Fr. James McKarns

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images). Abortion is #1 cause of death in America.
* NOW (25 Feb-5 Apr): Please take part in the 40 Days for Life campaign by praying in front of an abortion mill for one hour (love for God & neighbor). Dozens of Lives Saved So Far in 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign.

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Let’s pray for courage to share ProLife Truth to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, jobs, Rob Ouellette (Mark, Levi, Karl), Stephanie Spader (special intentions), Sue Peters (Carrie Maniscalco updates),
* NEW: Peters family (JP’s miraculous recovery, updates)

Feast Day: St. Casimir

Faith Quote: “It’s not what you do but who you are that’s most important.” author unknown (shared by Sharon Carlson)

Through Christ for ProLife,
Phil 4:13

* Bible: Readings and reflections for today.
* 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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