“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Romans 8:31

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TODAY’S WORD…

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With God on our side

who can be against us?

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– Romans 8:31 (TJB)

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REFLECTION…

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God is with us,

and He is on our side

when we are on the side of goodness and love!

This is the confident and optimistic cry of the believer.

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If we believe in Him

and follow His Commandments,

we will emerge unscathed

and victorious from all attacks,

dangers and sufferings we undergo

or which threaten us;

from the worst that might befall us.

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Nothing

and nobody

– no created thing –

is stronger than God’s love for us.

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QUOTE…

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This is the attitude

which enables us to live as children of God,

who fear neither life nor death:

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"Our Lord wants us to be in the world

and to love the world but without being worldly.

Our Lord wants us to remain in this world

(which is now so mixed up

and where the clamour of lust and disobedience and purposeless rebellion

can be heard)

to teach people to live with joy. […]

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Don’t be afraid of the paganised world:

our Lord has in fact chosen us

to be leaven, salt and light in this world.

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Don’t be worried.

The world won’t harm you

unless you want it to.

No enemy of our soul

can do anything if we don’t consent.

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And we won’t consent,

with the grace of God

and the protection of our Mother in heaven."

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– Salvador Bernal

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PRAYER…

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Lord, there is none like You,

And it is You I seek.

It is Your divine help

that I need and desire

to accompany me through this valley,

and to bring me safely home.

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I know, Lord, with all my heart,

that You will not withhold all the graces I need

to obtain this happy outcome.

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I know, Lord,

that with You on my side,

as I follow Your path and entrust myself to You,

nothing and no one can overcome me.

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Make me faithful, Lord.

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Amen.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Make me faithful, Lord!

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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The Lord who has taken away your sin and pardoned your faults

also protects you and keeps you from the wiles of your adversary the devil,

so that the enemy, who is accustomed to leading into sin,

may not surprise you.

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One who entrusts himself to God does not dread the devil.

"If God is for us, who is against us?"(St. Ambrose)

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[CCC 2852]

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