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

 

Learn more about St Bonaventure: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=169

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071517.cfm

Jesus said to his Apostles: “No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household! “Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

When we sin we think it is not seen, but the Lord who cares for the least of the sparrows, know what we have done and when we go to reconciliation we bring our sins into the light, they are forgiven and forgotten. When the Lord forgives us He shows us His mercy and we should be shouting that from the housetops. Not the sin, but the love of God needs to be proclaimed to all. Do you think you can hide from God? It is not possible, so come out into the light.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, your grace knows no bounds! Your love is everlasting and you have shown me all of it. To the world I proclaim your glory, to you I give you thanks, praise and my heart. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!

Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad!

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