“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Timothy 1:7-8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid;

instead, His Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.

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Do not be ashamed, then, of witnessing for our Lord

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– 2 Timothy 1:7-8 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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“The Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid;

instead, His Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control”

and we Christians, as we continuously strive to be Christ-like,

would do well to persistently reflect on this simple message.

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If we feel ashamed…of witnessing for our Lord,

preferring to appear to be lukewarm towards God’s commandments

and to be considered avant-garde

rather than risk losing face in an increasingly God-less society,

then it is decision time for us:

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Are we for God…or against?

Have we welcomed His Spirit…or are we refusing Him?

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QUOTE…

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"[Saint] Paul exhorts us to keep our gaze fixed on the glory that awaits us

so as never to despair in the pain and sufferings of today.

The gift of hope which we have received-and in which we are saved –

imparts grace and transforms our way of living.

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Enlightened by the Holy Spirit,

I invite you to join Saint Paul in the sure confidence that nothing

– neither distress, or persecution, or famine,

nor things present, nor things to come

– can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

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– Pope Benedict XVI

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Come Holy Spirit, fill me with Your power, with love and with self-control.

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