Monday, September 4, 2006

Ordinary Time: Monday, September 4, 2006

Old Testament Lesson

Job 12:1-6, 13-25

One of the lessons we learn from Job is that we can take our concerns and hurts to God. God knows what we are going though. He knows when we hurt. He knows when we are alone. He knows when we are angry. Why do we hide it from Him? Why do we not share with God our fears and our concerns? Why do we know God to Him? He knows already.

Job shows us that we must not be afraid of doing that. We must not. The only way we can have peace with God is to be honest with God.

New Testament Lesson

Acts 11:19-30

We see the importance of Barnabas to Paul in this passage. Paul needed someone to believe in him, someone that could help him, stand with Him, love him. Barnabas was that person. He was there when Paul needed him. To whom can you be a Barnabas? To whom can you go to in times of need and stand with them? To whom can you give that hug, that word, that note? You can be there from someone that needs you. Won't you do that?

Gospel Lesson

John 8:21-32

If you continue in my word, you are my disciples. That is what Jesus said. He said if you continue on. Those that continue in Him are His. Today, do you continue? Do you grow? Do you obey? That is how you know your are His. You continue on. Do you do that today? That is what it means to be His.

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