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Jesus asks me this question today “Who do you say that I am?”

 
Reading: He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15.
 
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 
Matthew (16:13-19) writes: “Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi with his disciples.”  As they were walking along, Jesus asked his disciples: “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  They replied, “Some believe that you are John the Baptist.  Others believe you are Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
 

Calm and peace are Jesus’ gifts to us!

 
Reading: He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Matthew 8:26.
 
Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

How many times do we put our own agendas before God’s?

 

Reading: Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” Matthew 8:21-22.

Jesus’ command to treat others as you wish to be treated is countercultural in our world.

 
Reading: So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12.
 
Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 
In today’s gospel (Matthew 7:6.12-14) passage, Jesus uses an image that most of us have never used in our lives.  Jesus tells his disciples, “Do not give to dogs what is holy and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them underfoot and tear you to pieces.”
 

Do not judge, so that you may not be judged

 
Reading: Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:1-2.
 
Good morning, Happy Monday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Where is my heart?

 
Reading: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21.
 
Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

What words of the Our Father, or Our Mother, are most meaningful to you?

 
Reading: This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name… (Matthew 6:9).
 
Good morning, Happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 
In today’s Gospel (Matthew 6:7-15), Jesus is teaching His disciples how to pray. He begins by telling them that words alone are not sufficient. I know well that I say prayers at times, yet I am not fully present to what I am doing. Yes, I am praying the words, but my mind may be miles away!

Keeping Up Appearances

 
Reading: Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1.
 
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Keeping Up Appearances

 
Reading: Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1.
 
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

We live in our capitalism a disposable culture. 

 
Reading: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:29-30.
 
Good morning, Happy Friday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

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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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