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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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?

Lenten Exercises For You And Your Spouse

186123375Imagine you and your spouse driving down an open road and all you see out the window is an endless body of water, along with a beautiful beach and captivating sunset. What is your first thought? Is it the beauty of God’s creation? Is it the thought of how the water came to be? Does your husband want to go fishing? Or do you wish you could lie down and relax on the beach? Regardless of what your thoughts or desires may be, God created that image, even if it was a manmade body of water. He created the water, he created the sand, and he has complete control over the sunset. He may have even put those desires on your heart: the desire to relax and rejuvenate what may have been lost amidst the busyness of your schedule.

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