Learn more about Pope St. Leo: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=299
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/111015.cfm
God formed man to be imperishable the image of his own nature he made them. But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world, and they who are in his possession experience it.
But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; They shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord shall be their King forever. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect.
We are made to reflect God, in His image and in His nature. If you follow Him, many will think you are foolish and doomed to death. But God gives us life, life in the fullest that can never be replicated by man. Who do you want to image? Life or death?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always reflect you in what I do and say. I want eternal life with you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
I will bless the Lord at all times.