“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Romans 8:31-32

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TODAY’S WORD…

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If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

Since He did not spare even His own Son

but gave Him up for us all,

won’t He also give us everything else?

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– Romans 8:31-32 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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God is with us,

He is always by our side.

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If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

This exclamation vividly reveals the full extent of the love of God the Father,

who not only listens to our prayers

but anticipates our needs.

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If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

This is a cry expressing confidence and optimism, despite our personal woes;

it is firmly based on our sense of being God’s children.

This is the attitude which enables us to live as children of God,

who fear neither life nor death.

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Not through our own efforts,

but by virtue of the all-powerful aid of Him who has loved us from all eternity

and who did not hesitate to have His own Son die for our salvation,

we the faithful will emerge unscathed and victorious

from all attacks, dangers and sufferings.

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Nothing that happens to us can separate us from the Lord,

because God will not withhold

all the graces we need to obtain the promised happy outcome:

all that is needed is for us to observe the Lord’s Commandments

as we constantly and fervently seek His divine help.

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QUOTE…

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“Clothed in grace,

we can cross mountains,

and climb the hill of our Christian duty, without halting on the way.

If we use these resources with a firm purpose

and beg our Lord to grant us an ever increasing hope,

we shall possess the infectious joy of those who know they are children of God:

‘If God is for us, who can ever be against us?’

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Let us be optimists.

Moved by the power of hope,

we shall fight to wipe away the trail of filth and slime left by the sowers of hatred.

We shall find a new joyful perspective to the world,

seeing that it has sprung forth beautiful and fair from the hands of God.

We shall give it back to Him with that same beauty.”

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– St. Josemaria Escriva

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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In You alone I place my trust, O Lord,

for Yours is the Kingdom and the power and glory forever and ever. Amen.

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