10 Feb Psalm 37:30 (More than words)
The mouth of the just man tells of wisdom. Psalm 37:30 (full readings)
Living Faith Snippets: “Scholars tell us that language is a gift. It comes to us at a very early age, through others. In some ways, and for most children, it is as natural as breathing…Wisdom is also a gift and, like language, is given us by God…Wisdom may blossom into words, but may also be known through the reverence that is silence or waiting or patience.” by Fr. James Stephen Behrens, O.C.S.O.
Steve’s Thoughts: The last few days have been full of challenges in the Castle household. On Monday our car was hit by a snowplow and was totalled. Yesterday our van’s alternator went kaput. And today our youngest woke up with a fever. Life has a way of coming at you in bursts sometimes. Luckily all these things can be fixed in time. It will require some patience on our part to see our way through them. Perhaps you are facing some struggles today? Perhaps it feels like it’s “all coming at you at once.” Dear Jesus, please be with us and give us the patience we need to bear the trials of life no matter how big or small. Amen.
* Let’s generously invite others to join the LIFE Group by forwarding a devotion or using our Facebook Group “invite people to join” link. To encourage others to reflect on the devotions, consider “liking”/commenting or sharing a “God-sighting” on our Facebook Group.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, 40 Days for Life, Vatican, American Family, Priests for Life
* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images), #1 cause of death in America (23% of pregnancies). Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace, rebuilding a Culture of Life for setting the unborn (and parents) free!
Feast Day: St. Scholastica (St. Benedict’s sister)
Faith Quotes:“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” Mother Teresa
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, pornography, bitterness, criticalness, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* 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 live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead a 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 (Matt 28:19).