Message of the Day: Reflection

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From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dailyseed/messages


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

For the Word is visible to the heart alone, while flesh is visible
to bodily eyes as well.  We already possessed the means to see the
flesh, but we had no means to see the word.  The Word was made
flesh so that we could see it, to heal the part of us by which we
could see the Word.
– Augustine, “Tractates on 1 John”

(What does it mean to you to “see the Word?”)

Reflection:

(used with permission from http://www.scripture.net)

Jesus promised his disciples that “no one will take your joy from
you” (John 16:22). The Lord gives us a supernatural joy which
enables us to bear any sorrow or pain and which neither life nor
death can take way. Do you know the joy of a life fully surrendered
to God with faith and trust?

“Lord, you gave your life for my sake, to redeem me from slavery to
sin and death.  Help me to carry my cross with joy that I may
willingly do your will and not shrink back out of fear or cowardice
when trouble besets me.”

SCRIPTURE READINGS
http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

1 Jn 1:5–2:2;   Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7cd-8;   Mt 2:13-18

R.    (7) Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s
snare.
Had not the LORD been with us–
When men rose up against us,
then would they have swallowed us alive,
When their fury was inflamed against us.
R.    Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.
Then would the waters have overwhelmed us;
The torrent would have swept over us;
over us then would have swept the raging waters.
R.    Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.
Broken was the snare,
and we were freed.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.