Sunday June 22, 2008

First Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 69
Second Reading: Romans 5:12-15
Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33

Praise the Lord above for this beautiful Sunday he have given us!

How amazing is God? Sometimes I try and think about all the things that he has done for me and how he is working in my life, and it usually makes my head hurt because I am just completely amazed. I realize that my little brain cannot fully comprehend all that he is and all that he does and can do. In the gospel today, Jesus tells us how much we are worth and how much we mean to the Father. He even goes on to say "Even all the hairs on your head are counted." Wow, now that is a Father that really loves us! I think of how God knows everything, so he really doesn't need to count the hairs on our head, but I think that Jesus is saying that God has been and always will be active in our lives. He was active in creating us, he gave us each talents and strengths that we should use everyday to give him glory.

Do you have a talent or gift that the Lord has given that you could share with others? Do you have incredible patience, perhaps you should try volunteer coaching? Do you have the gift of a beautiful voice, perhaps you could join the choir? Perhaps you are a good listener, maybe you should volunteer at a nursing home. How are you using the gifts that God has given you? Not sure what your gifts are or the best way to serve him? Then ask him in prayer. After all he is the creator, he knows all about you, he even took the time to count all the hairs on your head.

Lord Jesus, we thank you and give you praise for the gifts of our lives. We ask that you reveal your plan for us and how we can best serve you. We pray for the strength and guidance as we go about this day. give us the courage to stand up for our faith and to proclaim the good news. Jesus, let us not deny you before others, but rather acknowledge you before others no matter what the circumstance. Heavenly Father, we thank you all that we have and all that we are, and we give you all the glory. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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