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Like the woman in the gospel, I come before Jesus bringing others in my prayer

Reading: A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”. Matthew 15:22a. 

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family. 

What is the “storm” in your life that you hope Jesus will calm?

 
Reading: Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Matthew 14:29-30.
 
Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Faith in the resurrection helps us to live with an attitude of hope.

 
Reading: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 11:25.
 
Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

We must live for the Kingdom of God by being carriers of Good News.

 
Reading: Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. Matthew 13:47.
 
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

I desire mercy not sacrifice.

 
Reading: I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. Matthew 12:6-7.
 
Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Title: Be generous with your smile, laughter, love, and attention!

 
Reading: As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:7-8.
 
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Jesus does not send the disciples far away but asks them to care for the lost.

 
Reading: Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Matthew 10: 6-7.
 
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Jesus did not allow the Pharisees’ criticism and disbelief of Him to deter Him from His mission.

 
Reading: Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. Matthew 9: 35.
 
Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Jesus is healing us and bringing us back to life!

 
Reading: After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. Matthew 9:25.
 
Good morning, happy 4 of July, many blessings my dear family.
 

Jesus sees what is in the heart and helps each person to recognize their own motives and desires.

 
Reading: But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? Matthew 9:4.
 
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 
In today’s Gospel (Matthew 9:1-8) from, Jesus returned to his hometown. When the townspeople heard that Jesus was home, they brought a paralytic to Him, carrying the man on a stretcher.  Clearly these people had faith in Jesus’ power to heal this man.  Jesus said to the paralytic: “Child, have courage; your sins are forgiven.”
 

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Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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