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MỖI NGÀY MỘT CÂU KT- DAILY BIBLE VERSE -25-1-19 PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Feast of the Conversion of St Paul.

‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’ I replied, ‘Who are you, sir?’ And he said to me, ‘I am Jesus the Nazorean whom you are persecuting.’ (Acts 22: 7 - 9).

The Church celebrates today the feast of St Paul the Apostle. Paul who is also evangelist and missionary was chosen and appointed by Jesus Christ Himself to exercise a great influence in the very early Church. His journey to Damascus in his blind zeal to persecute the followers of Jesus was rudely interrupted by the Lord.

"What shall I do, sir?’ The Lord answered me, ‘Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told about everything appointed for you to do." (Acts 22: 10).

The compassion and gentleness of Jesus in the above scene is disarming. A conqueror helping the conquered on the ground to his feet. Note that this is always God's merciful attitude to the sinner.

"Saul, my brother, regain your sight.’ And at that very moment I regained my sight and saw him." (Acts 22: 13).
Paul was overwhelmed by loving mercy coming to him from Jesus, Ananias and the brethren.

Now Paul is ready to receive his mandate:
"The God of our ancestors designated you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear the sound of his voice; for you will be his witness before all to what you have seen and heard." (Acts 22: 14 - 15).

It does not end there. Every follower of Jesus must be involved in the worldwide evangelization:

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16: 15 - 16).

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MOI NGAY MOT CAU KT-DAILY BIBLE VERSE-07-12-18 PDF Print E-mail

Daily Bible Verse 101
Friday, December 07, 2018
Lord increase our faith.

"On that day the deaf shall hear
the words of a scroll; And out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see. The lowly shall again find joy in the Lord, the poorest rejoice in the Holy One of Israel." (Isaiah 29: 18 -19).

This is a fitting Scripture to honor the life of a big man whose feast we celebrate today: St Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (337 - 397). The Lord filled St Ambrose with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory. St Ambrose used his immense talent to shine the light of Christ on many souls. One of these souls is St Augustine whose mother, St Monica convinced to meet St Ambrose. The rest is history so to speak.

"And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” (Matthew 9: 27).
Never forget that man's necessity is God's opportunity. These two blind men who have hanged out together for some time probably discussed what it would be like to meet this Jesus. Then without warning, it happened.

“Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him." (Matthew 9: 28).
Sometimes the Lord gives this little test. These two blind friends were ready with the answer.

"Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” (Matthew 9: 29).

Note carefully what Jesus said to them: “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”
An Advent prayer intention could be: Lord increase my faith.

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Daily Bible Verse 101
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Join the army of martyrs.

"Jesus said to the crowd:
“They will seize and persecute you... because of my name.
It will lead to your giving testimony." (Luke 21: 12, 13).

Is your faith growing? Are you persevering in daily prayer, Reconciliation, Eucharist and works of mercy? If your answer is Yes, then your faith is growing. Your faith will be tested so that it becomes mature and bear fruit. The branch that shows potential will be pruned.
You may consider your pruning season a very severe trial. But be comforted by this truth: "Man's extremity is God's opportunity."

One thing to remember in your period of trial is to be steadfast and constant in your determination not to give up. At the end of every year, many people make New Year Resolutions. The person that succeeds in forming the precious new habit is the one that breaks the resolution many times and refuses to give up. He starts all over again. He or she is the one who will smile at the end of the year. "By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” (Luke 21: 19).

Join the army of martyrs (witnesses) by resolving today through your daily witness to the power of God to shock the conscience of the unbelievers.
How many years will the Lord require you to witness? The secret is to take one day at a time as if that day is your last.

"Remain faithful until death,
and I will give you the crown of life." (Revelation 2: 10).

And never forget this priceless promise:
"Behold, I am with you always,
even to the end of the age, says the Lord." (Matthew 28: 20).

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MOI NGAY MOT CAU KT - DAILY BIBLE VERSE 29-11-18 PDF Print E-mail

Daily Bible Verse 101
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Go bring someone to Jesus.

"Beside the Sea of Galilee,
the Lord saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and he said to them: Come after me and I will make you fishers of men." (Cf. Matthew 4: 18-19).

Today is the feast of St Andrew the Apostle. One of his biographers describes St Andrew thus:
"Andrew went through life leading people to Jesus, both before and after the Crucifixion." This is the ultimate accolade. Sacred Scripture puts it this way:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!” (Romans 10: 15).

Indeed!
“Their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.”
(Romans 10: 18).

Jesus may be calling you today to be an Evangelist. Andrew, Simon Peter and the rest of the Apostles have sown the seed. It is up to us to finish the harvesting:

"And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent? (Romans 10: 14 - 15).

Go bring your brother, cousin, neighbor, friend, colleague to Jesus as Andrew did:
"Andrew told his brother Simon: We have found the Messiah, the Christ, and he brought him to Jesus." (Cf. John 1: 41-42).

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MOI NGAY MOT CAU KT - DAILY BIBLE VERSE 20-11-2018 PDF Print E-mail

Daily Bible Verse 101
Monday, November 19, 2018
Is God training you as a daughter or a son?

"Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise." (Revelation 3: 19).

Years ago at the beginning of my conversion, everything I held dear came crashing down at once. I was bewildered because I thought I heard Jesus say to me: “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” I came down quickly and received him with joy." (Luke 19: 5 - 6).

I remained in a state of material and spiritual desolation for months until one Sunday in August, the Lord took pity on me and spoke to me directly from the Sanctuary during the Liturgy of the Word. This is what I heard: "Endure your trials as “discipline”; God treats you as sons. For what “son” is there whom his father does not discipline?"
(Hebrews 12: 7). This gift of Understanding of this particular word of God to me transformed my Desert Experience, which by the way lasted for more than five years. I knew my trials and tribulations had a purpose: God was training me as a son. Are you in the Desert? Is God training you as a daughter or a son? Do not quit. The reward will be unbelievable.

“The victor will thus be dressed in white, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels." (Revelation 3: 5).

Do not be Lukewarm but be very enthusiastic like Zacchaeus so that you may not hear this reproach:
"So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth."
(Revelation 3: 16).

Be ready at all times to open the door for Jesus at the first knock:
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3: 20).

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