21 Jun Of Most Value (Mt 6:22-23) by Shane Kapler
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.” ~ Mt 6:22-23 (full readings)
Shane’s Reflections: What do we value most in life? It is important because it shapes how we view the world. If you are receiving these devotions, then I think your answer is, “My relationship with God.” You evaluate actions and stances based upon whether they bring you closer to, or take you farther away from, God. You understand that the killing of children within the womb is abhorrent to Him, and you will not make peace with it in any way, shape, or form. The problem our nation and world seems to be having is that it refuses to admit what it values most, because it is not God – Love, pure Generosity, Sacrifice. No, it is pleasure, economic stability, and security – none of which are bad in themselves, but evil when put above God and His will.
* Shane Kapler is the author of “The God Who is Love: Explaining Christianity From Its Center” and co-author of “Tending the Temple”. He works as a speech therapist in St. Louis, but his favorite “job” is being a Dad. Visit www.explainingchristianity.com.
Faith Challenge: Ask the Holy Spirit to fill your heart with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding; and then be on the lookout for a conversation where you can help a fellow Christian reassess his/her position on abortion and/or marriage by looking at their underlying values.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Faith Quote: “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” ~ Mt 16:26
Through Christ our Lord,