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    Catholic Daily Devotional October 12, 2017

    Catholic Daily Devotional October 12, 2017

    LOSING YOUR IDENTITY?

    Scripture Reading: Mark 9: 50

    St. Agnes, facing her executioners said, “You may stain your sword with my blood but, you will be not able to profane my body consecrated to Christ”. This is an act of bravery every Christian is expected to exhibit; choosing death to losing identity.

    Catholic Daily Devotional October 12, 2017


    Jesus uses salt to let us know who we are and our identity as Christians. Today’s reading has it that, “Salt is good for seasoning but if it loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again. You  must have the qualities of salt among yourself and you will have peace with one another”

    Salt naturally have the purifying, preserving and seasoning qualities. As a Christian, keeping to our identities help to purify the people we come in contact with. Since you became a believer, how many people have their lives been transformed because of you. What kind of discussion do you engage in, gossip, immoral talk, cursing or discouraging people? Who do you represent in your dressing? Who are your friends? Remember, your life must shine before men so that they will glorify your Father in heaven.

    It is by your fruit not what you tell people that will authenticate your identity. St. Bernadine of Siena said, “In all your actions, see in the first place the kingdom of God and His glory; persevere in brotherly charity and practice first of all that which you desire to teach others. “Hence, believers and the church must be godly examples in the world and must resist moral decay and corruption evidence in the society.

    Take note of believers that are lukewarm, quench the power of the Holy Spirit and cannot have the capacity to resist the prevailing spirit of the world; and as such lack of godly identity and are cast out by God (Rev 3: 15-16). The consequence of such condition is that they are trodden under foot by men. Dear brethren, those who are lukewarm will be destroyed by the ways and the values of an ungodly society. (Judges 2: 20-22).

    My beloved, God’s mercy never ends as they are new every morning. God loves you with an everlasting love and He is calling you to come so that you will reason together. He alone can restore you so that you words and the meditations of your heart will be acceptable in His sight. Be the salt that sweetens the heart that comes across you. Be a person of integrity.
    MASS GREEN Mal.3: 13-4: 2a or Mal. 3: 13-20b; Ps. 1: 1-2.3.4.6 (R. Ps 40: 5ab); Accl Acts 16: 14b; Lk. 11: 5-13

    Prayer Points:
    1.       Father thank you for your words.
    2.       Father, help me to serve others with joy in my heart; never keeping scores, always giving. Help me understand the needs of others and see it better that myself. Even when I have been wronged, keep a condemning spirit away from my heart and from my lips.3. Holy Father grant me the grace of holiness of life, integrity and tasty to others.
    Exercise: Reflect on Philippians 2: 1-11 meditatively.

    Meditation: 2Timothy 2: 3-4