07 Mar Power of Speech (Lk 11:14) by Shane Kapler
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“Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed.”~ Lk 11:14 (full readings)
Shane’s Reflections: The power of speech – it is easy to take for granted. In today’s gospel we read of how a demon had robbed a man of his power to speak, and how Jesus acted to return that power to him. Each of us has had the experience of being afraid to speak up when we’ve heard the culture of life and of the family attacked. But if the Lord’s power could restore speech to a possessed man, it can definitely overcome our apprehensions!
* 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: When we do speak out on the Lord’s behalf, and on behalf of the unborn, it should be with wisdom. We should seek out the wisdom of other strong, pro-life Christians – the facts they have garnered and the logical means of expressing them. If you feel weak in this area, spend some time reading at pro-life websites, or listening to podcasts. Then pray that the Lord opens your mouth to share that wisdom with others.
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: Sts. Perpetua and Felicity.
Faith Quote: “…do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.” ~Mt 10:19
Through Christ our Lord,
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