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Wednesday's Thought of the Day

Luke 7:31-35 “Then what shall I compare the people of this generation?  What are they like?  They are like children that sit in the marketplace and call to one another.  “We played the flute for you and you did not dance.  We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.”  For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, “He is possessed by a demon”.  The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, “Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners”.  But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.” REFLECTION: What does children playing a flute or singing dirges have to do with the kingdom of God?  The children were disappointed because they were there to perform a task, but no one would listen; it fell on deaf ears.  Such was the same with Jesus.  He was there to proclaim the Good News, but not everyone would listen.  Jesus reinforced the parable by introducing John the Baptist into the mix.  John also preached the Good News and it lit…

Sunday's Thought of the Day

Matthew 18:15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him”.  REFLECTION: In life there will be disagreements, that is a given.  When you find yourself in a situation where you feel you have been wronged or injured, time is not on your side.  The worst thing you can do is to sit and brood about it; it will poison your mind and heart and make reconciliation much more difficult, if not impossible.  Reach out to the person you are having issues with and discuss your differences in a Christian manner.  If you do not do this, in essence you are judging that person, even worse, you are judging without all the facts.  Perhaps there is a very simple explanation or circumstance of which you were not aware.  After the discussion, and there is reconciliation, I am sure you will feel better, and you have salvaged a relationship.  Sisters and brothers, what is the second great commandment?  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  With love most, if not all…

Saturday's Thought of the day

Colossians 1:22-23 “He has now reconciled in his fleshly body through His death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before Him, provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven.” REFLECTION: When Jesus died on the cross and resurrected from the dead, He conquered sin and conquered death.  He did everything He could do for our salvation.  Let me repeat, he did everything He could do.  Through Christ’s death and resurrection, Jesus gave us a path through Him to experience salvation. He gave us a path, and it is a path we must travel. Jesus is the true Light that we must follow on this path.  Jesus shows us the righteous Way on the path.  And Jesus gives us the Truth to follow the path.  But we must be the ones that desire to stay on the path Jesus is showing us.  Just as it is said in Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; …

Tuesday's Thought of the Day

Luke 4:38-39, “After He left the synagogue, He entered the house of Simon.  Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with Him about her.  He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up immediately and waited on them.  To other towns I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.” REFLECTION: Just as Jesus healed the illness of Simon Peter’s mother-in-law because Peter asked for help, He can heal your afflictions.  We must have faith in the mercy of Jesus and His ability to correct what is hurting us.  We must ask and believe He will bring us comfort.  It may not be the change we want and it is not fast enough, but maybe He is waiting for you to change so that the change or comfort He brings to you, you are ready to accept.  When Jesus started His public ministry, He was literally on a mission from God.  He was finished with His business in Capernaum and was off to spread the good new…