“Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. What does it profit them if …
“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,” Galatians 5:22
A Monday Minute happens on a Tuesday when Monday is April Fools Day. People tend to not take things seriously on April Fools Day ... All joking aside, this month the donation to an organization that is doing spiritual work that reaches everyone, even the Outcasts and Saints is Center for Action and Contemplation.
“But whenever you pray, go onto your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)
“Mark 10:13-16 Jesus Blesses Little Children People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.”...
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
Wishing everyone a joyous Christmastide! An offering of reflection from Robert Louis Stevenson.
Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Just breathe.... breathing in and breathing out
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”.