If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or if possible, stop the conversation.

When: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 12:00 AM to Wednesday, April 09, 2008 12:00 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Words of Jesus

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.

John 6:35

If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or if possible, stop the conversation.

— St John Vianney

Abba, Father, Lord God, today the words of Timothy and the roots of Saul illustrate the way it still is under the sun to those who think in the ways under the sun; but I am blessed to see Jesus at work and alive. It is as if You called Timothy to prepare Saul for what he would encounter on the road to Damascus. For while Saul was full of hate and fear hiding behind the Law; Timothy was full of love and courage embracing the power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus and the new Law. While I could only pray for the faith, hope and love that filled Timothy, I can feel through Saul, Jesus living and at work in Paul. Knowing He is the bread of life and though the gate is narrow I seek it so that in Jesus and through the Holy Spirit that lives within me I too may hear Your call and act in faith with hope and unconditional love always, able to repeat the words of forgiveness that Jesus and Timothy spoke at the time of their passing from under the sun into Your Kingdom. Only You know what today and tomorrow will bring me, mine is to be ready. In the name of the Father, the Sun, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Acts 7:51<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Acts&ch=7&bv1=51&ev1=60> – 8:1<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Acts&ch=8&bv1=1&ev1=1>

Psalm 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Ps&ch=31&bv1=3&ev1=4&bv2=6&ev2=8&bv3=17&ev3=17&bv4=21&ev4=21>

John 6:30-35<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=John&ch=6&bv1=30&ev1=35>

Pope Benedict XVI Encyclical Letter<http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20071130_spe-salvi_en.html>

Papal Visit<http://www.uspapalvisit.org/>

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