25 Oct Signs (Lk 12:56) by Shane Kapler
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” ~ Lk 12:56 (full readings)
Shane’s Reflections: As I observed our nation this past year, I had to admit to myself that we may not recover from our moral disintegration. I still hope that we will repent; but in the course of two thousand years Christians have lived through the fall of not just nations but civilizations. Ours is not immune. It is the Lord that we have been promised, not earthly security.
* 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: Steel your heart, should the worst come to pass. Go before the Lord and ask Him for the grace to meet each challenge that comes with knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and decisive action. Ask him specifically for the faithfulness of the martyrs. Few of us are called to witness with our blood, but each of us needs that level of faithfulness. The grace to endure martyrdom is supernatural and can only be obtained by assiduous prayer.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria, Martyrs
Faith Quote: “Be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man.” ~ Lk 21:36
Through Christ our Lord,