Luke 8:1-2 (Infirmities)

17 Sep Luke 8:1-2 (Infirmities)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).

Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities. Luke 8:1-2 (full readings)

Steve’s Thoughts: I was struck by the significance of Luke taking the time to point out the “infirmities” (weakness) of the women following Jesus. Hurting sinners followed Jesus from the beginning. We all follow Christ with some ailment or “infirmity” in tow. Many feel they aren’t worthy to go to Church, or they’ve sinned too much. Jesus came for sinners, and He created a Church for sinners. The Good News, as Paul points out in the first reading, is that “Christ has been raised from the dead!”

Faith Challenge: What are your “infirmities”? How has your faith in Christ brought you hope despite these challenges?

Sr. Francelle Devotion: Others (see faith quote)

Counter-Culture News: LSN, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life.
* The Church does not need to “be attractive” but to Proclaim the Truth says the Pope. Amen!

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. Peters family (JP), Rich Reich (cousin Tom cancer, Pastor Pat Coy heart recovery, Uncle Javier’s health), Carolyn McKissack (for Karen, Bailee and Anna Grace), Vicki Kerkvliet (Mom’s radiation treatment), Karen Ryan-Philpott (2 wk old Baby William’s heart issues)

* Steve Castle (1 yr old daughter Sarah seizure recovery), Nicholas Zeisler (for AF Academy healing from a cadet suicide), Pat Castle (Molly Barber hospitalized)

Feast Day: St. Robert Bellarmine. Robert Bellarmine devoted his life to the study of Scripture and Catholic doctrine. His writings help us understand that not only is the content of our faith important, it is Jesus’ living person—as revealed by his life, death and resurrection—that is the source of revelation.

Faith Quote: Lord, let me live from day to day in such a self-forgetful way that even when I kneel to pray, my prayer shall be for others. (Taken from poem OTHERS)

Through Christ our Lord,
Romans 12:2

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