Honoring those who gave their lives for the freedom of others
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/053016.cfm
Beloved: May grace and peace be yours in abundance through knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power. Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love.
How have you “escaped the corruption of the world because of evil desire”? Do you use the diving power Christ has bestowed on us all or do you allow the world’s power to guide you? We are given so much by God, and He asks so little from us. Following Him is easy if you follow His word. Who do you follow?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I beg the grace to continue to follow you in my life. The promises of this world are fleeting. Your promises endure forever. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise, honor and glory, Amen
In you, my God, I place my trust.