“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:1

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“We urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus

to make more and more progress in the kind of life that you are meant to live:

the life that God wants…”

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– 1 Thessalonians 4:1

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REFLECTION…

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We know God’s Commandments,

we know what Christ teaches and commands,

but knowing them is not enough

we must put them into practice.

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We must be true Christians who go beyond just being good.

We need to yearn to love the Lord, our God,

with all our heart, mind, soul and strength;

with all we think, say and do;

and by loving others through genuine heartfelt Christian care and example.

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St John Chrysostom tells us

that "the soul should not limit itself to doing what is laid down,

but should go further…

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Two things make for virtue – avoiding evil and doing good.

Fleeing from evil is not the be-all of virtue;

it is the beginning of the path that leads to virtue.

One needs, in addition, to have an ardent desire to be good

and to do good"

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PRAYER…

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Lord Jesus, never stop urging me to love; to give;

to follow Your teachings and obey Your commands.

Help me never stop progressing in You, Lord.

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