“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Corinthians 4:13

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.”

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In the same spirit of faith

we also speak because we believe.

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– 2 Corinthians 4:13 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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First of all, it is essential that I truly believe in Who I proclaim and in what I proclaim

…but really believe it, with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind.

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I must be able to truthfully declare, like Saint Paul does in this verse,

that, since I have the same Spirit of faith as the Psalmist who wrote ‘I spoke because I believed’ (Ps 116:10),

I too, therefore, speak because I believe.

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I am emboldened to speak out no matter what the circumstance or the consequence,

only if I have a personal relationship with Christ.

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I determinedly strive to live in communion with Him and with His teachings and commands,

and love Him above all else

because I know and I believe

that He is “the Resurrection and the Life” (Jn 11:25),

“the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (Jn 11:27)

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QUOTE…

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" From [a] loving knowledge of Christ

springs the desire to proclaim Him,

to "evangelise",

and to lead others to the "yes" of faith in Jesus Christ.

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But, at the same time,

the need to know this faith better makes itself felt. […]

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– Catechism of the Catholic Church – CCC 429

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PRAYER…

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Come Holy Spirit, and renew me.

Help me in my responsibilities as a believer

to live my faith,

to boldly declare it,

and to stick to my Christian principles

in all circumstances, no matter what the consequences.

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Help me, Holy Spirit, to always put Christ above all else.

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Amen.

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