Luke 11:52 (Don’t hinder the Truth)

16 Oct Luke 11:52 (Don’t hinder the Truth)

* 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

Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter. Luke 11:52

Living Faith snippets: “Let this thought, that Christ is God, startle you. Admit any difficulty to yourself. And then meditate on the Word of God … Read what the saints have said about him for twenty centuries. He leads us! We do not lead him. He who alone knows the Father, teaches us.” by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.

Rich’s comments: One thought that came to mind after reading the Gospel this morning was about those who wish to hinder the truth from being known; specifically, the truth about abortion. One week ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a lawsuit against an Oklahoma state law that requires a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound. Stephanie Toti, staff attorney in the U.S. Legal Program of the CRR and lead attorney on the case said, “Anti-choice activists will stop at nothing to prevent a woman from getting an abortion, but trying to manipulate a woman’s decisions about her own life and health goes beyond the pale.” Why the opposition to the Truth? Are they afraid that women will find out that they have a living human being within them, and decide not to kill their baby? With or without the ultrasound though, God still communicates the Truth to us through our hearts. These women need to meditate on the Word of God and allow Him to lead them. Lord, please take hold of our hearts and lead us to the Truth. Amen.

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Faith Quote: “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Through Christ Our Lord,


Romans 12:12

* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on readings at
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.’
* 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 lie as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Prayer to End Abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (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 live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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