“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 14:23

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Those who love me will keep my word,

and my Father will love them,

and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

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– John 14:23 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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Keeping Jesus’ word

means being good and faithful in putting His word into practice;

it means never giving up

in seeking to live it sincerely, unstintingly,

fulfilling its every consequence

in the hidden and silent sacrifice of each day.

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Our basic attitude towards the Lord must be faithfulness.

In being faithful, we gladly accept His plan for us.

even though we will never completely understand how it will unfold.

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But faithfulness, for the Christian,

should mean consistency to live in accordance with what one believes;

and to adapt one’s own life accordingly,

without breaking between what one practises and what one believes.

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Duration is the most exacting test of faithfulness,

and duration comes from loyalty.

Loyalty for a day or two is easy,

but we are called to be persistently loyal.

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Am I consistent in my faithfulness to the Lord’s teachings?

Am I truly loyal to God?

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I need to persevere;

I must not give up;

I must keep on asking the Lord to heal me, change me, and renew me.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Come Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

come live in me,

take over, change me,

strengthen my faith and renew my soul.

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