7 August 2013 – “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Samuel 16:7

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TODAY’S WORD…

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God does not see as man sees;

man looks at appearances

but the Lord looks at the heart.

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– 1 Samuel 16:7 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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This reflection is not about others

– it is about me.

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Am I really the person I project myself to be?

Am I what I make others think I am?

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When God looks into my heart, what does He see?

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PRAYER…

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Jesus,

Son of the Living God,

come and shine Your glorious light

in the darkest corners of my heart

and help me remove all that is not from You;

all that weighs me down and separates me from You.

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Come, O Lord,

right in to the depths of my being,

probe and remove,

clean and heal,

give me life and make me whole.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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In the sacrament [of Penance],

the sinner, placing himself before the merciful judgment of God,

anticipates in a certain way the judgment to which he will be subjected at the end of his earthly life.

For it is now, in this life, that we are offered the choice between life and death,

and it is only by the road of conversion that we can enter the Kingdom,

from which one is excluded by grave sin.

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In converting to Christ through penance and faith,

the sinner passes from death to life

and does not come into judgment.

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[CCC 1470]

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