“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 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,
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 11, 2015
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,
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 10, 2015
Peter approached Jesus and asked Him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”
Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants…A debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.
Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.”
Unfortunately, the same servant refused to forgive his fellow servant who owed him money even after he begged. The servant choked his fellow servant demanding to be paid back. The incident was reported to the master by the other servants.
The master summoned him and said to him, “You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have pity on your fellow servant as I had pity on you?”
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.”
*From the Gospel of Matthew 18:21-35
*How difficult is it for us to forgive others?
*Are we willing to forgive him/her up to 7 times? Or how about 77 times?
*Are we not lying when we pray the Lords Prayer?
St. Anastacia Patricia, pray for us.
We can do it,
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, 03/08/15:
Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there.
He made a whip of cords and drove them all out of the temple area with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
…At this the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered and said to them “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?”
But He was speaking about the temple of His body.
– From The Gospel of John 2: 13-25
*Why do love to sell inside the premises of the church?
*Why do we love to buy inside the premises of the church?
*Why do we contribute to making the House of God a marketplace?
St John of God, Patron of Booksellers, pray for us.
God bless you,
Our One Minute Wisdom for today, March 06, 2015:
“Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.
Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.
Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’
They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.”
Jesus in Matthew 21: 33-43
*What do we do when God blesses us with plenty or with abundance?
*Do we ever think of paying Him what is due come harvest time?
*What did we do when He sent us His Son?
St. Collette, pray for us.
Two of the most powerful words of Jesus…
but also the most difficult instruction to follow.
Let us help each other to be deserving of these words.
God loves you!