02 Aug Matthew 14:27 (Leap of Faith!)
* Today’s image is the cliff divers of Acapulco, who pray at a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe before each leap of faith.
Faith Challenge: Reflect today on those for which you would be willing to die. Your Faith? Your Family? Your Freedom? Now ask God for the courage to LIVE for those things.
Counter-Culture News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life, AFA, Vatican, Project Rachel.
* Praying Priests Cause Illinois Abortion Business to Close.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: Saint Eusebius of Vercellisuffered for the Faith at the hands of a hostile emperor and Arian heretics. He eventually died peacefully in his late 80’s. Was he ready to die for the Faith? Yes. But he continued to courageously live the Faith and call others to do the same.
Faith Quote: “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” ~ Mark Twain.
* 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.