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

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Learn more about St. Kateri Tekakwitha: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=154

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071418.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.”

The Lord knows what we do. We think we can hide what we do, what we think, but the Lord is very aware of our actions, thoughts, and most of all our heart. When we go to Confession, we are just verbalizing what God already knows, but we have the chance to verbalize our faults and seek His forgiveness. Have you gone lately? Remember, He already knows. He is just waiting to forgive you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you know me so well, and you love me anyway. Thank you and I give you praise and thanksgiving, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

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