“You are my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake you will lead and guide me.” – Psalms 31: 3
OUR ONE MINUTE WISDOM FOR TODAY, MARCH 18, 2015
“Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing; for what He does, the Son will do also.
For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything that He Himself does, and He will show Him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed.
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever He wishes. Nor does the Father judge anyone, but He has given all judgment to His Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent Me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.”
– Jesus in John 5: 17-30
*Aren’t we amazed of how blessed we are?
*Aren’t we amazed of how Jesus is ever ready to connect us back to His Father? Anytime, anywhere?
*Aren’t we amazed that He does not condemn us despite our continued shortcomings and weaknesses?
Saint for today:
St. Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.
“Make your fold with the sheep; flee from the wolves; depart not from the Church.” – St. Cyril
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 17, 2015
Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep (Gate) a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes.
In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. One man was there who had been ill for 38 years.
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?”
The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.”
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.
…When the Jews asked the man who cured him on a sabbath, he did not know who cured him.
After a while Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him. “Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you.”
The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well. Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath.
– From the Gospel of John 5: 1-16
*Do we want to be well?
*Why does Jesus have to ask us first if we want to be well when He can easily grant it?
*Do we sincerely desire healing and forgiveness in our lives?
Saint for today:
St. Patrick, pray for us.