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Daily Bible: The Lord Secures Justice

Daily Bible: The Lord Secures Justice

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Go to the Head of the Class for the "Practical Prayer" and Learn How to Make Your Prayer More Focused, Meaningful and Intimate!

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Practical Prayer is the second course in the Keys to Spiritual Growth online Catholic spirituality program.Keys to Spiritual Growth is intended for the lay faithful who are struggling to build a spirituality around the chaos and bustle of their everyday life.

In Philemon 7-20 we see Saint Paul navigating the challenges that the Gospel poses to human culture. The slave Onesimus escapes from Philemon, who is a Christian, and runs to Saint Paul, apparently seeking sanctuary. Saint Paul’s response is to send Onesimus back to Philemon with this letter. In the letter Saint Paul urges Philemon to forgive any debt or punishment Onesimus incurred by running away, and to welcome him back as a brother in Christ. He does not go as far as asking Philemon to free Onesimus. What we see in Saint Paul is a good shepherd and father, who is nudging his spiritual son to examine his conscience and decide how Jesus is calling him to love.

In yesterday’s reading from Titus, we saw Saint Paul follow the Scriptural theme that God asks His children to do for others what He had done for them.  Psalm 146:7-10 praises God for doing exactly those things the Lord calls us to do. Of course, all of these things are perfected in Jesus and disciples of Jesus are called to share them with others. From verses like these and from Jesus’ 0wn example we get the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Jesus’ words in Luke 17:20-25 begin a series of readings about the Second Coming. The Pharisees ask Jesus about the coming of the Kingdom of God. Like many Hebrew people, they were probably expecting the restoration of an earthly kingdom. But Jesus’ cryptic response tells them that God is doing more than they expect. And the true Kingdom will begin with Jesus’ suffering and death.

Reflection Questions

1. How can you exercise the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy to love others as Jesus has loved us?

2. How could the Gospel transform the way we interact with the culture today?

Read Today’s Readings

Go to the Head of the Class for the "Practical Prayer" and Learn How to Make Your Prayer More Focused, Meaningful and Intimate!

Join us in 2019 for the Practical Prayer "First Class"! Go through the first version of Practical Prayer and get up to $50 back from your purchase price! We're going to talk about what keeps us from really focusing in prayer and making our prayer deep, meaningful and intimate. Sign up to go to the head of the class and to be the first to be notified when enrollment opens!

Practical Prayer is the second course in the Keys to Spiritual Growth online Catholic spirituality program.Keys to Spiritual Growth is intended for the lay faithful who are struggling to build a spirituality around the chaos and bustle of their everyday life.


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