“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.” – Jesus in John 3:20
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 15, 2015:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.”
-From the Gospel of John 3: 14-21
*Do we continue to condemn others?
*Do we want to continue living a condemned life?
*Are we ready to go to the Light and be exposed?
Saint of the Day:
Saint Louise De Marillac, pray for us.
OUR ONE MINUTE WISDOM FOR TODAY, MARCH 14, 2015:
“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.
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015:
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,
OUR ONE MINUTE WISDOM FOR TODAY, March 12, 2015
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute spoke and crowds were amazed.
Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.
But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils.
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
– From the Gospel of Luke 11: 14-23
*Are we ready to drive him out?
*Are we fully guarded against the enemy?
*Can we stand the worst test in life if we are not anchored in Him?
Our Saint of the day:
St. Fina, pray for us.
You are blessed,