Proverbs 21:3 (love with a committed heart)

23 Sep Proverbs 21:3 (love with a committed heart)

* Welcome God every morning before your 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

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3

Living Faith snippets: “This passage seems to chastise those who would make a big outward show of their love of God, but in their heart might not have the purest of motivations. Nowadays sacrifice generally boils down to writing a check. Sending checks is a good thing. But does it somehow lay us open to the danger of acting out of convenience rather than with a committed heart?” by Paul Pennick

Rich’s comments: Telling your spouse that you love them can be like writing a check; just words with no real substance to back it up. Love is more than words, or an occasional gift. Love is a commitment to another person that shows in our willingness to adapt and cooperate with another person. Love is hard work. I recently watched a romantic comedy in which one of the lines was “love is not a feeling; it is an ability.” Today let’s put our words into action and show someone that we love them.

* 40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Please consider signing up to pray an hour in front your local abortion mill.

Our Prayers: Abortion’s end, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer cure, prisoners, leaders integrity, loss of loved ones, lack of faith.

Faith Quote: “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ” by Mother Teresa

Feast Day: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio). Read more about Padre Pio at

Through Christ Our Lord,


Romans 12:12

* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on 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 lie 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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