28 Feb Mark 10:23 (In God We Trust!)
“Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!'” Mark 10:23 (full readings)
Rich’s reflections: Riches promise much, but really offer little in return. Riches do not satisfy, and we foolishly think that more riches will bring satisfaction. We can actually become a slave to our riches. With riches comes the preoccupation with them; we worry how to use them, maintain them, store them, protect them, etc. The accumulation of riches can absorb what time and energy we have so that we have little for anything else (such as family, church, the Lord). Riches can deceive us into thinking that we do not need anything; even God. It promotes a sense of arrogance and pride. Blinded by pride we do not seek the one and only thing that can fill the empty desires of our heart, the everlasting love of God our Father. We need to leave our riches behind and trust in God that He alone provides for all of our needs. Lord, help me to trust in You that You are all that I desire. Amen.
Faith Challenge: Evaluate what your focus is in life. Are you preoccupied by seeking wealth? Remember that where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, running, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Romanus and St. Lupicinus
Faith Quote: “As we grow detached from things, we come (with God’s help) to master our desires, and we give the mastery over to God. Discipline and divine grace heal the intellect and the will of the effects of concupiscence. We can begin to see things clearly.” ~ Scott Hahn
* 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 (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.