“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Romans 8:6

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TODAY’S WORD…

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To be controlled by human nature results in death;

to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace.

– Romans 8:6

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REFLECTION…

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We find ourselves pulled in two different directions:

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We can seek God above all things

and, with His grace, contend against the tendency we have

to want to satisfy those desires of ours

which are contrary to the real good and to the order of reason.

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Or, we can let ourselves be overwhelmed

by disordered, selfish passions and tendencies.

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The former results in life and peace,

the latter, in death.

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QUOTE…

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"We need to submit to the Spirit,

to wholeheartedly commit ourselves

and strive to keep the flesh [the unspiritual] in its place.

By so doing our flesh will become spiritual again.

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Otherwise, if we give in to the easy life,

this will lower our soul to the level of the flesh

and make it carnal again.”

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– St. John Chrysostom

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PRAYER…

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My Lord, God, and Saviour,

it is only through You and with Your grace

that I can control my selfish tendencies.

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Help me die to myself and to my self-centered traits, O Lord,

that I may come into holy union with You.

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Let me seek, with determination, O Lord, to be always guided by You,

that I may live and find peace and comfort in You, forever.

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Amen.

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