Luke 4:42 (God is Love)

03 Sep Luke 4:42 (God is Love)

* Welcome God every morning before 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

The crowds went looking for [Jesus], and when they came to Him, they tried to prevent Him from leaving them. Luke 4:42

Living Faith snippets: “Jesus was very approachable. Once they were in His presence, they didn’t want to leave. His demeanor reflected the God He preached, Abba, a God who was first and foremost loving. How approachable and kind am I to the people I live with, work with, serve or meet on the street? Do I reflect the amiable God I believe in?” by Sr. Melannie Svoboda (author of “In Steadfast Love” and “When the Rain Speaks”)

Pat nuggets:
* Sarah Palin (GOP VP candidate): Even if she isn’t elected, Sarah Palin brings great attention to the ProLife cause, as an outspoken Christian woman. Palin protected the life of her own newborn son Trig with Down’s syndrome, calling him “an absolutely perfect” son and is supporting her 17 yr old daughter’s pregnancy. Here are a few snippets from “In an era when over 80 percent of Down’s syndrome babies are aborted, the Palins feel they have been extremely blessed by God to raise ‘an absolutely perfect’ son.” [said Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council] “Gov. Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.
ProLife news:
* 40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Sign up for updates at

* Jerry Klazura shared: “Old Colorado City Pregnancy Center (1315 W. Colorado) could use help today between 11 a.m. till sometime after 4 p.m. doing some cleaning and last minute preparations [for opening up].”

Feast Day (St. Gregory the Great):
Our Prayers: Abortion, chastity, our enemies/our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer, prisoners, integrity of our leaders, Robert Cox (discerning his career path), Mike Castle (for grandson Isaac and his caregivers)
Faith Quote: “To a great extent, the renewal of the Church in America depends on the renewal of the practice of Penance and the growth of holiness which that Sacrament both inspires and accomplishes.” ” by Pope Benedict (Apr visit to USA)
Through Christ Our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* 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 live as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Prayer to End Abortion. Ask Blessed Margaret of Castello for her prayers 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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