Hand on the Gospel

January 11

“In the long run, is there any other way of handing on the Gospel than by transmitting to another person one’s personal experience of faith?”

-Evangelii Nuntiandi 46

Today’s Reflection:

Personal testimony remains the most effective means of evangelization. Through it we inform, instruct, and insure others with the truths of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

What does your personal testimony say? Are you ready to share it this week?

 

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Sin makes men accomplices

January 10

“Sin makes men accomplices of one another and causes concupiscence, violence, and injustice to reign among them.”

-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1869

 

Today’s Reflection:

Each person who sins cooperates in bringing suffering to the world. To what extent do you give in to temptation and sin?

 

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For the time is coming

January 9

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching,
but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own liking, and will turn away from listening
to the truth and wander into myths.”

-2 Timothy 4:3-4

Today’s Reflection:
In light of this passage, how should we evaluate what is presented to us from the vantage point of our Catholic Faith. Are you currently influenced negatively by things in your life that are contrary to our Faith? What are those things?

 

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Resist the devil

January 8

“Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

-James 4:7

 

Today’s Reflection:

Anytime we are serious about our relationship with God, we can be certain that Satan will try to dissuade us in every way possible. He will taunt us, tempt us, and try us in an effort to make us give up and give in. What are your biggest distractions? How is God calling you to remain faithful to your time of prayer?

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I stand at the door

January 7

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
-Revelation 3:20

Today’s Reflection:

 

God will never trespass on our free will. Daily, God calls us to surrender to His plans and will. Today, He is calling you to give everything to Him.
What is He asking you to surrender?

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Then the eyes of them both were opened

January 5

“Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.”
– Gen. 3:7

Today’s Reflection:

What effect did the sin of disobedience have on Adam and Eve? What ripple effect did that have on the whole of mankind? How does disobedience impact you in your day to day walk with God? What remedies can you employ today to grow in humility and obedience to God’s will?

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For God so loved ❤️

January 2

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

Today’s Reflection:

Why would God do such a thing even as man often stubbornly opposes His divine will? As we enter this New Year, how can you more freely accept God’s amazing gift to us, Jesus Christ?