“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Philippians 1:20

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Avoid anything in your everyday lives

that would be unworthy of the Gospel of Christ.

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– Philippians 1:20

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REFLECTION…

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In other words, "live like good citizens."

In addition to whichever positions we have in society,

we Christians are citizens of heaven

and therefore we should lead a life that is worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

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We must be like good citizens of the Kingdom of God, where Christ reigns as King,

by loyally obeying His laws.

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Christ especially wants us to love one another,

because, such love encompasses all other precepts of the law.

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Being a citizen of heaven is quite compatible with being a citizen of human society:

to acknowledge God is in no way to oppose the dignity of man,

since such dignity is grounded and brought to perfection in God.

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We have in fact been placed in society by God,

who created us as intelligent and free beings;

but over and above this

we are called, as sons and daughters, to intimacy with God

and to share in His happiness. [Vatican II, "Gaudium Et Spes”]

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PRAYER…

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Holy Spirit, come and enter into the deepest recesses of my heart.

Heal and change me, and sow new seed of love in me,

that I may live a life worthy of Christ;

that I may love…like Jesus does.

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