Friday, May 29, 2015

Busy Springing into Summer

The fields and gardens are planted and at last May is in terminus. It has been a very long month of hard work and wonky news.

Those of us who take our discipleship to Christ seriously have a sense of a battle being waged for souls. As can be expected, there are those who become anxious and those who are ready for the fight. In Ephesians we read how we can prepare for the battles ahead:

So let us Pray, Hope and not worry as St. Pio reminds us. If it helps, print out these reminders to stay anchored in the Word of God, in the Sacraments, in Prayer and in Hope:

Ephesians 6:10-18Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; 16 above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Good to see you. Yes, we to believe there is a great war for souls going on now. So many do not even know.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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