26 Sep Luke 9:48 (God’s Children)
Posted on Monday 26 September, 2011
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“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.” ~ Luke 9:48 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, the disciples were arguing amongst themselves of who was the greatest. The rivalry the disciples displayed actually opposes Christian discipleship. In our competitive World, we can see each other as a threat; a threat on resources, attention, and power. To God this must all seem ridiculous, because we are all His children. He does not love one of us anymore than the other, and so likewise, we should also love each other. We are all members of the same body. “If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members share its joy” (1 Cor 12:26). As brothers and sisters, we owe each other encouragement (Phil 2:1) and love (Rm 13:8). When we welcome each other, we welcome Christ and the Father (Lk 9:48). When we welcome one part of Christ’s body, we must welcome all. Lord, help me to remember that we are all Your children. Amen.
Faith Challenge: Today make others feel welcome as if they were your family, because we are all God’s children.
Faith Quote: “When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.” ~ Thomas Monson
Through Christ our Lord,
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.
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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