Matt 12:41 (Revealing His Greatness)

20 Jul Matt 12:41 (Revealing His Greatness)

* 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

…and there is something greater than Jonah here. Matt 12:41

Living Faith snippets: “Sometimes I don’t recognize what is right in front of me. Unfortunately, much like the scribes and Pharisees, I sometimes fail to recognize God, too. His beauty comes to me through a bird’s song or the colors of a garden, but I pass by without a glance. He shows Himself in the needs of a neighbor, but I see Him as an inconvenience. He becomes truly present at Mass, but my distractions point my attention away from the altar. How often do I fail to see the “something greater than Jonah” who is always revealing Himself to me?” by Carol Ann Soisson

Pat nuggets:
* Sharon Carlson shared: “Humility is not something we have…until humbling ourselves is something we do.”
* World Youth Days: “Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass. He challenges crowd of 200,000 to help world turn away from materialism. Benedict told young pilgrims that a “spiritual desert” was spreading throughout the world and challenged them to shed the greed and cynicism of their time to create a new age of hope. The Vatican said some 350,000 faithful from almost 170 countries [attended World Youth Days].”

* The new C. Springs crisis pregnancy center is having volunteer work days each weekend to get ready for opening (across from the C. Springs abortion mill). Please reply to Pat if you would like to be part of a LIFE Group volunteer day.
Feast Day (St. Lawrence of Brindisi):

Our Prayers: Abortion, our enemies/our troops, natural disasters, depression/despair, prisoners, Vicki M. (her cancer treatment), Joe C. (11 yr old Devantae paralyzed), Kay C. (friend Nancy Wheeler cancer treatment), Kathy-jo P. (friend Maria has terminal brain cancer)

Faith quote: “The Church, for her part, wishes to contribute to building a world ever more worthy of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God (Gn 1:26-27). She is convinced that faith sheds new light on all things, and that the Gospel reveals the noble vocation and sublime destiny of every man and woman.” Pope Benedict (Apr visit to USA)

Through Christ Our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Today’s Bible 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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