“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 9:20

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus asked,

“Who do you say I am?”

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– Luke 9:20 (GNT)

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QUOTE…

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“Why does Jesus want to know what people think about Him?

Why does He want to know what His disciples think about Him?

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Jesus wants His disciples

to become aware of what is hidden in their own minds and hearts

and to give voice to their conviction.

At the same time, however,

He knows that the judgment they will express will not be theirs alone,

because it will reveal what God has poured into their hearts

by the grace of faith.
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This is what faith is all about!

It is the response of the rational and free human person

to the word of the living God. […].

It is Jesus in fact, that you seek when you dream of happiness;

He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you;

He is the beauty to which you are so attracted;

it is He who provokes you with that thirst for fullness

that will not let you settle for compromise;

it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life;

it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices,

the choices that others try to stifle.

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It is Jesus who stirs in you

the desire to do something great with your lives,

the will to follow an ideal,

the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity,

the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society,

making the world more human and more fraternal.”

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– Pope John Paul II

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PRAYER…

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Jesus,

You are my Lord.

You are the Rock of my salvation.

You are my strength.

You are my life.

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Lord, hold me by the hand

and lead me to wherever You want me to go,

to do whatever You want me to do,

that I may always be with You,

that I may always love and serve You above all

…for You are my God!

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Amen.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, You are my God!

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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When St. Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God,

Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come “from flesh and blood”,

but from “my Father who is in heaven”. (Mt 16:17)

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Faith is a gift of God, a supernatural virtue infused by Him.

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“Before this faith can be exercised,

man must have the grace of God to move and assist Him; he must have the interior helps of the Holy Spirit,

who moves the heart and converts it to God,

who opens the eyes of the mind and makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth.” (Vatican II “Dei Verbum”)

[CCC 153]

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