“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 1:11-13

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TODAY’S WORD…

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He came to His own people,

and even they rejected Him.

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But to all who believed Him and accepted Him,

He gave the right to become children of God.

They are reborn

– not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan,

but a birth that comes from God.

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– John 1:11-13 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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We are all “chosen”,

yet so many carry on rejecting Him

despite His calling them to be His friends.

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Receiving Jesus, the Word made flesh,

means accepting Him through faith,

for it is through faith that Christ dwells in our hearts.

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Believing in His name

means believing in His Person,

in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God.

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The contrast between physical birth (from human passion or plan)

and supernatural birth (which comes from God)

shows that those who believe in Jesus Christ

are made children of God by the free gift of faith and grace.

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QUOTE…

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"Christ’s union with man is power and the source of power. […]

‘The Word gave power to become children of God.’

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Man is transformed inwardly by this power

as the source of a new life that does not disappear and pass away

but lasts to eternal life.”

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– Pope Saint John Paul II

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SHORT PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Abba Father, thank You for making me Your child.

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