Today’s Gospel: Mark 9:41-50 (Temptations To Sin)
Worldly people have no clue how to understand today’s gospel. Some would look at it and say, “See how violent to themselves these Christians are.” It couldn’t be further from the truth. Our faith is Jesus is critical to our destination after death. If we mess it up while we still have time to fix it; then it’s our own stupidity and selfishness that would derail us and send us to hell for all eternity. Yes, it is that critical for us to remain focused on staying the course, not allowing anything to cause us to sin. And dare not, cause others to sin. Leading and directing another to sin, with full knowledge of the sin they are led to be in -is a horrible sin before Almighty God.
Who in their right mind would ever risk the loss of their reward of eternity in Heaven? God is perfect love, who willingly gives us abundant life beyond anything this world could ever describe or give to us. We must be compelled to be more and more like Jesus; through our goodness and kindness and compassion towards others. Kindness can be contagious, encouraging others to be kind to the next person they meet. Did you ever see that commercial where one person is receiving kindness and then because of it; they give someone else a kind gesture? That should be our goal, to create that domaining effect every day. Check it out:
Pondering these thoughts today: Do you live a spiritual life that allows you to be yourself before others? Are you “salt” upon the earth? Flavoring the earth with your love of Jesus. I know many are scared to death of what others might think, which is absolutely ridiculous. But I get it, I do understand. Jesus’ fragrance should encourage others to want to have, what you have spiritually. Being bold is a good thing, the right thing to do, you don’t have to bully anyone, just be yourself. Love others, more than you love yourself. Do for others always, more than you’d even do for yourself. Actions speak much louder than words can ever speak. Pass on your kindness and love and compassion to everyone.
LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS
Today is Thursday: We pray the Luminous Mysteries:
The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism of Jesus (Matt 3:13-17)
2. Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12)
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15)
4. The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-13)
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matt 26:17-30)
Glory and Honor and Praise -Lord Jesus Christ!!
Rosary Man Jim's Luminous Reflections: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-luminous-mysteries.html
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