11 Nov Luke 17:32-33 (Beautiful Losers)
“Remember the wife of Lot. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.” ~ Luke 17:32-33 (full readings)
Steve’s Reflections: Jesus gives us a stern, solemn warning today – Remember Lot’s wife. That begs the question, “Who was Lot’s wife?” Lot’s wife is unnamed, but her place in the Bible stirs great emotion: She looked back at Sodom despite the Lord’s clear command to not do so. She was turned into a pillar of salt (Gen.19:26). The LIFE Runners carry a similar message on their jersey’s, “REMEMBER The Unborn.” It was inspired at the Holocaust museum in Boston, and we bare this message as a warning to those who look upon it. We are fast approaching 60 million lives lost due to our disobedience to God’s Word. Jesus gives us the clear path back to salvation in the following verse – we are to lose our life if we are to save it. As Christians we must all become beautiful losers…of our lives.
Faith Challenge: Where is God calling you to lose your life to save the unborn? Consider peacefully praying in front of your local abortion mill.
Sr. Francele’s Devotion: Demons
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now. >
Saint of the Day: St. Martin of Tours (d. 397) “On a bitterly cold day, a famous legend goes, Martin met a poor man, almost naked, trembling in the cold and begging from passersby at the city gate. Martin had nothing but his weapons and his clothes. He drew his sword, cut his cloak into two pieces, gave one to the beggar and wrapped himself in the other half. Some of the bystanders laughed at his now odd appearance; others were ashamed at not having relieved the man’s misery. That night in his sleep Martin saw Christ dressed in the half of the garment he had given away, and heard him say, “Martin, still a catechumen, has covered me with his garment.””
Faith Quote: “Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila
* 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 (22% 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.