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

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090518.cfm

Brothers and sisters, I could not talk to you as spiritual people, but as fleshly people, as infants in Christ. I fed you milk, not solid food, because you were unable to take it. Indeed, you are still not able, even now, for you are still of the flesh. While there is jealousy and rivalry among you, are you not of the flesh, and walking according to the manner of man? Whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely men?

What is Apollos, after all, and what is Paul? Ministers through whom you became believers, just as the Lord assigned each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth. Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive wages in proportion to his labor. For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

When we are young we are taught about Jesus in small pieces. As we grow, our faith/religion knowledge and belief should grow. We are fed and watered by the people in our lives, but we are the ones who have to separate the good from the bad. We do not belong to one pastor or Priest, we belong – or should belong – to Christ. If the message they teach only makes us “feel good” we are not receiving the living water, we need to grow the seeds. What is your faith based on? If you do not believe in Christ alone, you are putting your faith in the wrong place.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe in you alone. I woke up to the truth many years ago and now my faith is all in you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

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