“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 7:21

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”

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– Matthew 7:21 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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To be religious is not enough

for us to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

To pray and fast and hear Mass is good,

but it is not enough.

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Jesus must find us faithful,

practicing the virtues which He taught us:

to be loyal to and to love God;

to love our neighbours, irrespective of social status, race, colour or creed,

to extend our love to those who do not love us;

to be humble in everything we say and do;

to be charitable and forgiving;

to be caring and helpful;

to treat others as we would like them to treat us;

to be genuine, honest, truthful and sincere.

Jesus wants us to live His Word.

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Jesus warns us

that only if we do the will of the Father,

will we enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Otherwise, at that moment when we come face to face with Him

and we call out to Him “Lord, Lord”,

He will say to us,

“I never knew you.

Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.” (Matt 7:23).

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QUOTE…

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“Be doers of the word,

not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

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– St. James (Jas 1:22)

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, my Lord, I earnestly seek Your Kingdom!

Lead me as I seek to live Your Word, day by day.

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