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CONFRONTING THE TRUTH In life, departure will come sooner or later. We must be courageous in confronting the truth of the situation. It is always better to speak about it; and to do it positively so that all are at ease and can come to terms with it, seeing everything in the light of divine providence and His wisdom. Rather than hide the pain of departure, we should help each other to share a common desire to surrender each other to the Lord. When separation is united by a greater mutual union of will, that separation, even though painful, brings joy and a greater union.
THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES US THE POWER TO WITNESS To be a Christian is to live for Jesus and offer one’s whole life in union with Jesus for the spread of the gospel according to the vocation that the Lord has given to each one of us. We are called to testify for Jesus and to be His witnesses in the world. However, this will not be smooth sailing. So how can we be strong and courageous in witnessing to the Lord? We need the power of the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can stir in our hearts and enlighten our minds to understand the truth of the gospel.
Best Practices for Using the Daily Scripture Reflections
- Encounter God through the spirit of prayer and the scripture by reflecting and praying the Word of God daily. The purpose is to bring you to prayer and to a deeper union with the Lord on the level of the heart.
- Daily reflections when archived will lead many to accumulate all the reflections of the week and pray in one sitting. This will compromise your capacity to enter deeply into the Word of God, as the tendency is to read for knowledge rather than a prayerful reading of the Word for the purpose of developing a personal and affective relationship with the Lord.
- It is more important to pray deeply, not read widely. The current reflections of the day would be more than sufficient for anyone who wants to pray deeply and be led into an intimacy with the Lord.
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