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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071417.cfm
Jesus said to his Apostles: “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”
When you trust in the Lord the words will come. If you are going into a potentially difficult meeting, pray to the Holy Spirit and the words will be there when you need them. The Lord is true to His word, He will be there for you. You just have to trust in Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have never failed me. When I need the words, they are there. Many times, I am surprised by the wisdom you impart through me, not my words but yours. Thank you, Father, for always being there and in Jesus’ holy name I give you all the praise and honor, Amen!
The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.