Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/103113.cfm
Brothers and sisters: If God is for us, who can be against us? He did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, will he not also give us everything else along with him? Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn? It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written:
For your sake we are being slain all the day;
we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What a promise we are given. If we have God on our side, who can stand against us? No one, He has redeemed us, He has saved us and He will never let anything separate us from His love. Do you believe it? If we are to get through this life with our soul intact, we must believe it, claim it and stand on it. Jesus keeps His promises – do you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for standing by me. I trust in your promise Lord and I claim the love you have for me. May I never forget your promise and turn away from you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Save me, O Lord, in your mercy.