“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Colossians 1:9-14

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TODAY’S WORD…

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We ask God

to fill you with the knowledge of His will,

with all the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives.

Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants

and will always do what pleases Him.

Your lives will produce all kinds of good deeds,

and you will grow in your knowledge of God.

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May you be made strong

with all the strength which comes from His glorious power,

so that you may be able to endure everything with patience.

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And with joy give thanks to the Father,

who has made you fit to have your share

of what God has reserved for His people

in the kingdom of light.

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He rescued us from the power of darkness

and brought us safe into the kingdom of His dear Son,

by whom we are set free,

that is, our sins are forgiven.

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– Colossians 1:9-14 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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St Thomas comments,

"it is not enough to have knowledge,

for he who knows what is the right thing to do and fails to do it

commits sin;

therefore, one must need to perform virtuous actions."

Christians therefore should always rely on God

to strengthen them to do good;

if they do so, they will always be happy.

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To live as the Lord wants

means keeping His commandments,

acting in a way that reflects the dignity of God

who created us and made us His children through grace,

and who watches all our doings with fatherly affection;

it means being very faithful to our Christian calling,

which leaves us in our place

but requires us produce all kinds of good deeds.

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As Christians,

we should always be grateful to God for His great mercy

in deigning to free us from the power of the devil,

forgiving our sins

and making us worthy

to share of what God has reserved for His people

in the kingdom of light.

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QUOTE…

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“You must realise

that it is God who has brought you out of darkness

into His wonderful light […].

And what caused Him to do so

was not your past merits

or any service you have rendered Him,

but His kindness alone

and the merits of our only mediator, Jesus Christ our Lord."

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– St. John of Avila

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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So much to be thankful for, O Lord, my God.

Your love and generosity know no bounds.

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