“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Romans 8:28-30

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TODAY’S WORD…

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We know that all things work together for good for those who love God,

who are called according to His purpose.

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For those whom He foreknew

He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son,

in order that He might be the firstborn within a large family.

And those whom he predestined He also called;

and those whom He called He also justified;

and those whom He justified He also glorified.

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– Romans 8:28-30 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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We are assured that God is watching over us during our time on this earth.

God will lead us to the kingdom and brings us into the kingdom.

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God knows each one of us from all eternity.

His plan is to unite all things in Christ, things in heaven and things in earth.

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God also predestines each one of us to eternal salvation.

We have been destined in love to be His sons through Jesus Christ.

God’s plan is that we live for the praise of His glory.

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Moreover, the Father calls us and chooses us in love to be His adopted children.

He justifies those who respond to His call and believe in His Son.

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The grace of the Holy Spirit has the power to justify us,

that is, to cleanse us from our sins and communicate to us the righteousness of God

through faith in Jesus Christ and through Baptism.

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We die to sin by sharing in Christ’s Passion and we are born to new life through his Resurrection.

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The first work of grace is conversion; moved by grace, we turn toward God and away from sin.

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Finally, those He justifies by grace, He glorifies, for grace is the beginning of glory.

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– from a homily by Fr. Jason Mitchell

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in God, my salvation. (Lk 1:46-47)

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