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Message for the Day:

"You are not lacking in any spiritual gift." ~1 Corinthians 1:7

Scientists tell us that DNA is the master plan behind every living organism—including ourselves. This one tiny molecule holds all the data that determines a person’s gender, eye color, height, susceptibility to various diseases, and, according to some researchers, parts of the individual’s personality. In a number of ways, DNA is what makes us—us. It’s all there ready to burst out. We have no control over it, but in God’s perfect plan, it comes out at just the right moment.

Did you know that you also have a spiritual DNA? Scripture tells us that God “has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens … before the foundation of the world” (Ephesians 1:3, 4). That’s you! You have every heavenly grace you will ever need. It’s all there, inside of you, ready to burst out at just the right moment. Grace to say no to temptation? It’s already there. Grace to share your faith? That too! What about the grace to love someone who gets on your nerves? Yes, even that!

What’s more, you have the Holy Spirit at work in your heart, cultivating it so that all these spiritual gifts can have the greatest effect possible.

So why don’t we always see this grace active in us? It could be because we’re too busy. It could be because we’re not used to looking for grace. But another key reason may be that we are used to focusing on our failings and weaknesses more than on the grace that is in us. But even when we lose sight of our great potential, God doesn’t! Like any good architect, he knows exactly how he built us, and he longs to see us use every tool he has given us.

Today, make it a point to repeat this statement over and over: “I am loved by God. He has a perfect plan for my life. He has equipped me for every challenge I may face. I am fearfully, wonderfully made!” Never forget that God sees your potential. Never forget that his Son gave up his life so that you can become the you he created you to be! #WOWmftd

Prayer: “Thank you, Father, for all the grace and blessings you have given me. Teach me how to open these mighty gifts and use them for your glory.”#WOWprayer

Psalm 145:2-7; Matthew 24:42-51

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SAINT FOR THE DAY 

October 21, 2014, Tuesday

St. Hilarion, Abbot

Feast Day: October 21
Born: 291 at Gaza, Palestine
Died: 371 at Cyprus

Hilarion was born in a little town called Tabatha, five miles to the south of Gaza; he sprang like a rose out of thorns, his parents being idolaters. He was sent by them very young to Alexandria to study grammar, when, by his progress in learning, he gave great proofs of his wit, for which, and his good temper and dispositions, he was exceedingly beloved by all that knew him. Being brought to the knowledge of the Christian faith, he was baptized and became immediately a new man, renouncing all the mad sports of the circus and the entertainments of the theatre, and taking no delight but in the churches and assemblies of the faithful. Having heard of St. Antony, whose name was famous in Egypt, he went into the desert to see him. Moved by the example of his virtue he changed his habit and stayed with him two months, observing his manner of life, his fervour in prayer, his humility in receiving the brethren, his severity in reproving them, his earnestness in exhorting them, and his perseverance in austerities. But not being able to bear the frequent concourse of those who resorted to St. Antony to be healed of diseases or delivered from devils, and being desirous to begin to serve God like St. Antony in perfect solitude, he returned with certain monks into his own country. Upon his arrival there, finding his father and mother both dead, he gave part of his goods to his brethren and the rest to the poor, reserving nothing for himself.

He was then but fifteen years of age, this happening about the year 307. He retired into a desert seven miles from Majuma, toward Egypt, between the seashore on one side and certain fens on the other. His friends forewarned him that the place was notorious for murders and robberies, but his answer was that he feared nothing but eternal death. Everybody admired his fervour and extraordinary manner of life. In the beginning of his retirement certain robbers who lurked in those deserts asked him what he would do if thieves and assassins came to him? He answered, “The poor and naked fear no thieves.” “But they may kill you,” said they. “It is true,” said the holy man, “and for this very reason I am not afraid of them, because it is my endeavour to be always prepared for death.” So great fervour and resolution in one so young and so tender as our saint was both surprising and edifying to all who knew him. His constitution was so weak and delicate that the least excess of heat or cold affected him very sensibly; yet his whole clothing consisted only of a piece of sackcloth, a leather coat, which St. Antony gave him, and an ordinary short cloak. Living in solitude, he thought himself at liberty to practice certain mortifications which the respect we owe to our neighbour makes unseasonable in the world. He cut his hair only once a year, against Easter; never changed any coat till it was worn out, and never washed the sackcloth which he had once put on, saying, “It is idle to look for neatness in a hair shirt.”

St. Hilarion died in 371, or the following year, being about eighty years of age; for he was sixty-five years old at the death of St. Antony. Hesychius, who was in Palestine, made haste to Cyprus upon hearing this news and, pretending to take up his dwelling in the same garden, after ten months found an opportunity of secretly carrying off the saint’s body into Palestine, where he interred it in his monastery, near Majuma. It was as entire as it was when alive, and the cloths were untouched. Many miracles were wrought, both in Cyprus and Palestine, through his intercession, as St. Jerome assures us. Sozomen mentions his festival to have been kept with great solemnity in the fifth age. See his life written by St. Jerome before the year 392.

If this saint trembled after an innocent, penitential, and holy life, because he considered how perfect the purity and sanctity of a soul must be to stand before him who is infinite purity and infinite justice, how much ought tepid, slothful, and sinful Christians to fear? Whilst love inflames the saints with an ardent desire of being united to their God in the kingdom of pure love and security, a holy fear of his justice checks and humbles in them all presumption. This fear must never sink into despondency, abjection, or despair; but quicken our sloth, animate our fervour, and raise our courage; it must be solicitous, not anxious. Love and hope must fill our souls with sweet peace and joy, and with an entire confidence in the infinite mercy and goodness of God, and the merits of our divine Redeemer.

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Catechism A Day: Gospel Verse Mt 24:44

"So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

"AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION" (CCC Par 2849)

Such a battle and such a victory become possible only through prayer. It is by his prayer that Jesus vanquishes the tempter, both at the outset of his public mission and in the ultimate struggle of his agony. In this petition to our heavenly Father, Christ unites us to his battle and his agony. He urges us to vigilance of the heart in communion with his own. Vigilance is “custody of the heart,” and Jesus prayed for us to the Father: “Keep them in your name.” The Holy Spirit constantly seeks to awaken us to keep watch. Finally, this petition takes on all its dramatic meaning in relation to the last temptation of our earthly battle; it asks for final perseverance. “Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake.”

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Certainly a picture can never replace the power of prayer. But the symbol can serve as a reminder for us to pray for our fellow Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world who are suffering grave injustices because of their faith. - Steve Ray

Catechism A Day: Gospel Verse Lk 1:42

"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.."

In communion with the holy Mother of God (CCC Pars 2676/2682)

Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. After the angel’s greeting, we make Elizabeth’s greeting our own. “Filled with the Holy Spirit,” Elizabeth is the first in the long succession of generations who have called Mary “blessed.” “Blessed is she who believed… ” Mary is “blessed among women” because she believed in the fulfillment of the Lord’s word. Abraham. because of his faith, became a blessing for all the nations of the earth. Mary, because of her faith, became the mother of believers, through whom all nations of the earth receive him who is God’s own blessing: Jesus, the “fruit of thy womb.”

Message of the Day: August 14, 2014

Peter thought his willingness to forgive seven times was much more generous than Jewish tradition limiting forgiveness to three times (Read Amos 1:3, 6, 9 and Job 33:29-30). But God taught him that forgiveness should be unlimited.

Just like Peter, do you still keep count of the wrongs of other people and how many times you forgave them? Or are you as radical as Jesus when it comes to matters of forgiveness and love?

C.S. Lewis reminds us with a brief yet calm confidence that forgiveness is a lovely idea until we have something to forgive. Does it appear strange that many of us who are confessing Christians are unable to launch our faith in the formidable deep to forgive those who have hurt/wronged us?‪#‎WOWmftd‬

Prayer: “Father, forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12)

Scripture: Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.” (Mt 18:21-22)

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Message of the Day: August 13, 2014

The real trick in knowing how to live is knowing how to die; to die to destructive self-centeredness, and to let go of the things we hold on to so tightly… Our own way, our reputations and resentments… Who is in the throne of your life right now? Is it yourself, or something that hinders you to follow Jesus? Are you ready to empty yourself and to lose your life for Jesus? As we are emptied of ourselves, we can be filled with the Spirit of Christ Jesus. It is a dispossession in order that we may be possessed by the Holy Spirit. ‪#‎WOWmfdd‬

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“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.” (Jn 12:24-25)