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

St. Charles Borromeo

Learn more about St. Charles Borromeo: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=212

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110416.cfm

Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. For many, as I have often told you and now tell you even in tears, conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction. Their God is their stomach; their glory is in their “shame.” Their minds are occupied with earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified Body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, beloved.

Are you an enemy of the cross of Christ?  Who is your God and what do you glory in? Is it the world and what it can give you to satisfy earthly hunger? If you belong to Christ, all our needs will be fulfilled, you will be transformed by His love.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, earthly promises are nothing compared to what you offer me. Your love has transformed me and filled me with joy and happiness. In Jesus’ holy name, I offer you thanks and praise, Amen!

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

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