“Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care.” In these hystercial times, we all want to keep our families safe.
The Book of Isaiah reminds us when we find our lives steeped in the darkness of sin or we find ourselves stuck in an attitude of gloom and doom, to “share your bread with the hungry.”
Jesus reminds us that we are “the salt of the earth.” But what if salt goes flat? There are three demonstrations of ‘Spirit and power’ that you can do to keep your faith active and effective: Confession, Communion and Prayer.
- Confession keeps us working on a life of virtue rather than a life stunted by vice.
- Communion transforms our earthly life into the Divine Life able to attract others away from sin.
- Prayer assures a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus Who is the Face of God.
No where does it say that it will be easy. It depends on how strong our earthly desires have become. Relying on good Christian practice will ignite a desire to share with others the Good News we have been given freely and unconditionally.
“So that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God,” do not be afraid to take up the Cross of Virtue every day consciously and joyfully.
May our families always be defended by God’s protection and by our example in virtues: Confession, Communion and Prayer.