31 Oct His Words (Ps 145:13) by Kathryn Lopez
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“The Lord is faithful in all His words.” ~ Ps 145:13 (full readings)
Kathryn’s Reflections: We probably disappoint ourselves and one another so often that it is hard to believe that anyone can really be counted on to be faithful in all his words. But then it’s not just anyone who willingly walks the way of the cross, submits himself to scourging and ridicule, carrying his cross through death on a tree, only to rise again, all out of love for you. “The Lord is faithful in all his words.” And when we surrender our lives to Him, we are united to the most powerful love, the strength that no evil can suppress or conquer. “The Lord is faithful in all his words.” And if we live as though we truly believe this, we can change the world. We can work 24 hours a day but without the joy of trust in eternal life, without knowing the love of a merciful God, we are limited, our impact is finite, we keep ourselves from our fullest, deepest potential – we keep ourselves from living the will of God. “The Lord is faithful in all his words.” Meditating on the empty tomb, we remember. Gazing at our Lord’s presence, even today, in all the tabernacles of the world, we are drawn deeper in. “All people have a right to know Jesus Christ and his Gospel. And Christians, all Christians – priests, religious and lay faithful – have a corresponding duty to proclaim the Good News,” the Holy Father said in Rome this past Sunday. Do we know Jesus Christ and his Gospel? Because it is only in the daily care and feeding of our own souls – remembering and reaffirming and reconsecrating ourselves to the knowledge that the Lord is faithful in all his words – that we can live his words, the Gospel truth. “Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom and speak of your might.” Let them not only know we are Christians by our love but be unmistakably drawn to the source of our hope and joy and strength. Let us encourage one another with our lives.
* Kathryn Lopez is editor-at-large of National Review Online and a nationally syndicated columnist who writes and speaks frequently on building a culture of life (biography). She is on our LIFE Group advisory board.
Faith Challenge: Be a light to the world, proclaiming truth in even the simplest but also the bravest of ways.
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. Wolfgang of Regensberg.
Faith Quote: What is impossible for human beings is possible for God. ~ Luke 18:27
Through Christ our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (and families): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.