08 Jan The Victory That Conquers the World is Our Faith (1Jn 5:4) by Paula Parmelee
“And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.” ~ 1 Jn 5:4 (full readings)
Paula’s Reflections: Faith is a gift. Jesus incarnate is the greatest gift of all. He comes into our world, our fallen humanity to free us from our sin. Yet, the sin of abortion continues to enslave and destroy lives. The victory we long for, the one that holds deepest in our hearts and desire most to embrace, is close at hand. It must first be won in our own hearts. The triumph of charity and love over hate, spitefulness, jealousy, anger, hurt, pride, envy, greed will reign only when the heart of the begotten is united with Christ crucified. Fortified with His love we go forth to claim victory over the world!
* Paula Parmelee is a mother of six grown children and grandmother of eight. She works in a Podiatry Clinic as a Medical Assistant and is newly employed at the Diocese of Sioux City IOWA, as the Natural Family Planning and Pro-Life Coordinator. She is also a 7th grade Catechism teacher..
Faith Challenge: Today in faith, reach out in love to someone you have had a disagreement with and do your part to forgive and make amends.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
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Feast Day: St. Thorfinn
Faith Quote: “Do not be afraid, Joseph…for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and they shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.” ~ Mt 2:20-21.