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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022317.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
“Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”
Stay salty!!! Stay salty and you will have a fire for God that cannot be quenched. Stay salty and you will have a love for God and others that knows no bounds. Are you willing?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I stay salty, on fire for you. I pray nothing ever quenches that fire and that it stays burning for you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.