The Lord ❤️ WILL ❤️ manifest the motives of our ❤️ hearts! ❤️
A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers and sisters: Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now it is of course required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. It does not concern me in the least that I be judged by you or any human tribunal; I do not even pass judgment on myself; I am not conscious of anything against me, but I do not thereby stand acquitted; the one who judges me is the Lord. Therefore, do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will manifest the motives of our hearts, and then everyone will receive praise from God.
1 Corinthians 4:1-5 (emphasis added)
The First Friday Devotions are a set of Catholic devotions to especially recognize the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and through it offer reparations for sins. September’s First Friday’s Mass Readings, such as the one above, could not be more appropriate for the goings-on in our world. I know they spoke directly to my heart! ❤️
Do you ever feel judged, despite your attempt to live a life as a Servant of Christ’s?
If you have ever taken a minute to observe a hungry infant, you have seen just how desperate they can be. It doesn’t matter if a bottle is delayed by one minute or ten, the reaction of hunger holds the same intensity. The need to eat is relentless and demanding. The cry for food is most often loud, angry, and repetitive. The craving so strong that their natural instinct is to fight for it.
I love rainy days. I love reading. I most especially love the two combined. So today, (before all the college football viewing begins,) I am spending my morning getting caught up reading some of my favorite blog-sites, as I listen to the gentle pitter-patter of the rain falling upon our roof. Julie at Cookie crumbs to live by always manages to touch my Spirit in a way that is needed. She also has a knack for recommending some pretty wonderful books to read! I’m sharing one of her posts today which has done both. I hope it resonates in you as much as it has me. And I encourage you to pick up your own copy of Cardinal Sarah’s latest book, The Day Is Now Far Spent – may it enlighten your own Spirit as much as it has so many others. hugs & blessings!
“Despite the violence of the attacks that she may suffer, the Chruch will not die. This is the Lord’s promise, and His word is infallible.” …theologians amuse themselves by deconstructing dogmas and emptying morality of its profound meaning Relativism is the mask Judas disguised as an intellectual. Robert Cardinal Sarah (morning skies / Rosemary Beach, […]