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Link to today’s reading: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101516.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.”
How many people have spoken against the Holy Spirit in these days? People calling for the abortion of babies, euthanasia, mercy killing, denying our right to pray where we want and so much more. Who do you side with? Our Lord or the blasphemers? Do you risk eternal damnation or want eternal life?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray blessings on all those who do not believe in you, who speak your name in vain, who blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Jesus said “Father forgive them for they know what they do” and I pray that when I falter I can stand on that promise. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!
You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.