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There are so many distractions as well as many other attractions in our world.

 
Reading: Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!” Mark 10:28.
 
Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Are we willing to give up everything to follow Jesus?

 
Reading: Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. Mark 10:21.
 
Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Jesus wants his disciples to understand that the choices they make every day of their lives will determine their future

 Jesus wants his disciples to understand that the choices they make every day of their lives will determine their future
 
Reading: Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” Mark 9:50.
 
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

We have no monopoly on Jesus

 
Reading: But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. For the one who is not against us is for us. Mark 9:39-40.
 
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

All we need to bring is the little faith that we have.

 
Reading: If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes. Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! Mark 9:23-24.
 
Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

The reality is we do not like when others judge us.

 
Reading: But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Mark 8:33.
 
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Do You See Anything?

 
Reading: He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” Mark 8:23.
 
Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

God’s message is above all else a message of peace with justice and love.

 
Reading: After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. Luke 10:1.
 
Good morning, happy Monday, happy Day of Love and Friendship, and many blessings.
 
In today’s Gospel (Luke 10:1-9) Jesus sends 72 of his disciples out into the towns and villages that he intended to visit. These 72 disciples were to inform the people that he was coming. They were to prepare the way for him.

Sometimes God keeps us waiting so as to deepen our faith.

 
Reading: She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Luke 7:30.
 
Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.
 
Today’s Gospel (Mark 7:24-30) reading begins as Jesus tries to escape the crowds of people. Jesus was tired and He needed time to rest and pray. He hoped to find a place where both He and his disciples could be alone and rest.

Jesus invites me to consider how I follow God in my heart and cautions me against being distracted by human traditions

 
Reading: He answered them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Mark 7:7

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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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