15 Dec Matt 21:32 (ready for Christmas?)
* The LIFE Group Devotions began in Dec 2007 (about). In Rich’s 9 Dec 2007 devotion, he wrote about a retreat speaker mentioning how we often ask “Are you ready for Christmas?”…intending tree/lights/gifts/cards…but not intending praying/confessing sins/serving the most needy. Are you ready for Christmas?
Faith Challenge: In preparation to see and hear our Lord on Christmas morning, let’s embrace the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation this week. If we can wait in shopping lines and Santa lines, we can gladly wait in Jesus lines. As we wait in line for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, remember that we are waiting in line to hear Jesus speak through the priest. To encourage the LIFE Group, consider sharing any special Sacrament of Reconciliation experiences as a comment to this devotion on the website or Facebook.
* “Santa brought me presents…but Jesus brought me Life.” ~ unknown
* 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.