Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 17, 2015

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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.

Stay well,

Brother Mo






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“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.

The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself. ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity–greedy, dishonest, adulterous–or even like the tax collector.  I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’

But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

-Jesus in Luke 18: 9-14



*Are we humble?

*Do we pray for mercy?

*Who are we like when we pray, Pharisee or the tax collector?


Saint of the day:

St. Matilda, pray for us.

Be humble,

Brother Mo



Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015:

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One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked Him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”

Jesus replied, “The first is this…The Lord our God is Lord alone!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.

The second is this:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these…

When Jesus saw that the scribe answered with understanding, he said to him. “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.”

– From the Gospel of Mark 12: 28-34



* Who do we love?

* What do we love?

* Is that love bringing us closer Kingdom of God?


Saint for the day:

Saint Agnellus of Pisa, pray for us.


Have a lovely day,

Brother Mo




Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 11, 2015

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Jesus said to His disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.  I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.

Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law until all things have taken place.

Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of thee commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven.

But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

From the Gospel of Matthew 5: 17-19



*Do we know of any shortcuts to heaven?

*Why do we continue to break the commandments?

*Why do we invite or push others to break the commandments as well?


Saint of the Day:

Saint Constantine, pray for us.

God loves you,

Brother Mo