May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Learn more about St. Ignatius: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=677

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101715.cfm

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. 

“Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.  For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” 

When you acknowledge the Lord before others, the Holy Spirit will give you the words you need to proclaim His word. The Lord will not deny those who do not deny Him. Where do you stand? Are you willing to stand for the Lord or against? Think what it means to stand for Him and choose wisely. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to stand with you and for you. The world has nothing to offer that could replace you and your word. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

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