“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – James 1:22

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.

Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

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– James 1:22 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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We claim to be believers;

we say that we are Christians;

we go to Mass on Sundays and perhaps even weekdays;

we read reflections on passages from Scripture

– and yet?

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To claim, is one thing.

To actually be, is another.

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God’s word is life,

it is the truth

and it shows us the way to salvation,

but do we do what it says?

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To hear and listen to, and to read God’s word, is good.

To do what it says is another.

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Self-pity, pride and self-centeredness;

our selfish (though we will never admit it) search

for the quickest and least painful escape route from personal issues;

the desire to satisfy our cravings…

all of these can cause us to re-interpret or simply ignore what God tells us.

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If we listen to God’s word

but do not do what it says,

then we are only fooling ourselves.

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QUOTE…

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“Anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish,

like a person who builds a house on sand.”

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– Our Lord, Jesus Christ (Mat 7:26)

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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O Lord, my God, I so want to do Your will.

My Lord, my Defender, protect me from myself.

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