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THE MIND OF CHRIST (1 COR 2:16)

m of heaven. Instead of spending our lives worrying about paying the bills, we focus on allowing God to provide for our genuine needs while we are occupied with doing His will and leading people into a new life in Christ. God knows everything we need before we ask Him (Mt 6:32). He is not stingy, but exceedingly generous. He is just, and though He demands that we bear fruit for His kingdom, He will not fail to provide for and bless those who spend their lives working for His sake (see Heb 6:10). Therefore, set your mind on heaven,...

TRUTH SOMETIMES HURTS

Jeremiah ” ‘ought to be put to death,’ the princes said to the king; ‘he demoralizes the soldiers who are left in this city, and all the people, by speaking such things to them.’ ” —Jeremiah 38:4 The Lord commands us to speak the truth in love (Eph 4:15). If we fail to try to dissuade others from their wicked conduct, God holds us responsible for their deaths (Ez 3:18). We must be men and women of the truth. However, in a world of lies, the truth and those who speak it are rejected. For example, Jeremiah spoke the truth...

FAMILY MAN

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” —Joshua 24:15 Is your family so united that the father can speak for the whole family, as Joshua did? Are you of “one heart and one mind,” at least with your spouse? (Acts 4:32) Do your children share your faith in the Lord? Is your family united, or is it several independent, isolated individuals? The Lord is working at this moment to unite your family around Himself as the Center. As each member of your family draws closer to Jesus, you will become closer to each other. The way...

BONDED

“I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks.” —Hosea 11:4 The Lord has made human beings in such a way that we experience love by being bonded to one another through sensory experiences. Therefore, the Lord has promised to draw us to Himself by such experiences as touching, feeding, and healing us (Hos 11:4). The Lord fulfilled His promise by becoming a human being. John proclaimed: “This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen...

FROM VICTIM TO VICTOR

“God Who is mighty has done great things for me, holy is His name.” —Luke 1:49 In much of the Western world, this date is associated with victory, the end of World War II. In Catholic liturgical tradition, today’s celebration of Mary being taken to heaven is associated with the ultimate victory: Jesus’ victory over death and our victory over death through faith in Jesus. United with Jesus, the Church is “a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Rv 12:1). In Jesus, the Church has total...

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