Luke 4:28 (Off the Cliff)

12 Mar Luke 4:28 (Off the Cliff)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.

“When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury.” Luke 4:28 (full readings)

Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, Jesus unfavorably compared the people of His hometown with foreigners in order to call them to repentance. Jesus told the people of Nazareth that, although many Jewish widows needed financial help during a three-and-a-half year famine brought on by the prophet Elijah, none of the Jewish widows were helped. Instead, a foreign widow from Zarephath received Elijah’s aid (Lk 4:25-26). Instead of repenting, Christ’s people refused the calling and tried to throw Jesus over a cliff (Lk 4:29-30). When the Lord blesses someone else, do you feel neglected by God? Instead of throwing Jesus over the cliff, we should throw away our pride. Pride can keep us from repenting and experiencing true spiritual growth during Lent. Lord, remove pride from my heart so that I may repent. Amen.

Faith Challenge:  Thank God when others are being blessed.  

Counter-Culture News: LSNLifeNewsPriests for LifeAFA,VaticanProject Rachel.

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortionLIFE Runners Creed & Patron Saint. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.

Feast Day:  St. Fina

Faith Quote:  “Repentance lifts a man up.  Mourning knocks at heaven’s gate.  Holy humility opens it.” ~ John Climacus

Through Christ our Lord,
James 1:22

* 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 (images) is #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.

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