“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Ephesians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17

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TODAY’S WORD…

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God has made us what we are,

and in our union with Christ Jesus He has created us for a life of good deeds,

which He has already prepared for us to do.

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– Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

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Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being;

the old is gone, the new has come.

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– 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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God has made us what we are

and we became His new creation,

when we were joined to Christ at Baptism.

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At Baptism, we are renewed and sanctified

and, as Christians, we should live in a manner consistent with our faith.

It is this new life of grace, which in fact moves us to truly love and practise charity

and to do those good works which God wishes to see performed

and which perfect the work of salvation.

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A Christian’s deeds and good works, prove his or her genuineness of faith,

for "faith by itself isn’t enough.

Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless." (Jas 2:17)

Without good deeds and works

our love for God and for neighbour would be false.

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Having said that, it is also true that to bring about this renewal in us

God counts on our readiness to respond to grace

and on our actually carrying out "good works".

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How eager have I been to respond to God’s grace

and to do His will?

How ready am I to spread God’s love

and to do for others as He did for me?

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Come Holy Spirit, enlighten my mind and direct my will,

that I may do for others what is pleasing to You.

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