“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 1:1-2

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TODAY’S WORD…

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This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah,

a descendant of David and of Abraham:

Abraham was the father of Isaac.

Isaac was the father of Jacob.

Jacob was the father of … …

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– Matthew 1:1-2 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Abraham was the father of Isaac…

The first in line of Jesus’ ancestors was Abraham,

the man who was prepared to kill his beloved son Isaac because that is what God had asked of him.

God was testing Abraham’s faith.

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God’s demand from who was to become Christ’s first ancestor,

and Abraham’s trust in God’s will

raise a fundamental question for us all:

are we prepared to do God’s will at any cost?

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That God did not allow Abraham to proceed with the sacrifice of his son, is, also, a sign for us:

life, and the world, often make us pass through great trials

which can very much put our faith to the test.

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However, if we trust in God and are prepared to only do His will – without compromise –

He will intervene and He will see us through, in one way or another,

and only good will come out of such situations

– good which sometimes materializes during our own lifetime,

or else becomes evident only to later generations.

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QUOTE…

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Total obedience to God’s will brings wisdom, joy and hope.

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Whoever follows Jesus takes the path of obedience, which means lowering, emptying and humbling oneself like Jesus.

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– Pope Francis

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Your will be done, O Lord!

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