If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; 1 John 4:20a

One Walk with Jesus is about praying without ceasing. Which is what I do today for our country being torn apart by hate. #Love #followJesus #MAAGA #MakeAmericaAboutGodAgain

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

Time and time again, God chooses people like Peter. He doesn’t call the equipped; he equips the called. God chooses people who don’t have the perfect background and preparation. He calls people who have a heart open to him and a willingness to do his will.
Dr. Tim Gray
from
Peter: Keys to Following Jesus

Praise and worships…

Father I Thank You
Jeremy Camp and Adrienne Camp
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=xGG7lbldfZ4&feature=share

Today’s verse…

If anyone says, “I love God,”
but hates his brother, he is a liar;
for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
1 John 4:20

Today’s readings…

Thursday after Epiphany
Lectionary: 215

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2021-01-07-usccb-daily-mass-readings

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010721.cfm

Reading I – 1 John 4:19–5:4

Beloved, we love God because
he first loved us.
If anyone says, “I love God,”
but hates his brother, he is a liar;
for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
This is the commandment we have from him:
Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,
and everyone who loves the Father
loves also the one begotten by him.
In this way we know that we love the children of God
when we love God and obey his commandments.
For the love of God is this,
that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome,
for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.
And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.

Gospel Luke 4:14-22

Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,
and news of him spread throughout the whole region.
He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all.
He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him
and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.

Reflection
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2020-01-07-reflection-215

Formed: Daily Reflections – January 7, 2021
http://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-january-7-2021

Love with Christ

God’s commandments
are all about love. It takes faith in Jesus Christ to believe this, so trust in His love. If you do not trust in the love of God you will struggle to witness the love of God to others.

Today’s Action Item:
Love others as the Father loves you.

More Daily Catholic Wisdom…

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.
St. Therese of Lisieux

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me. Thank You for letting me be born, raised and live is this wonderful country. Like all of us, with all its faults it still has tremendous potential when it walks with You.
Hear my prayers for me and mine, and theirs. And for this great country being torn apart by hate. Make America About God Again. Heal us, unite us. One Nation Under God, with liberty and justice for all.
Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls.
In Jesus name I pray.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Rosary 📿

Joyful Mysteries (Mon. & Sat.)
https://youtu.be/7a1666IE1a0

1: The Annunciation of the Lord
2: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4: The Presentation of our Lord
5: Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues. & Fri.)
https://youtu.be/rr-Og8CFDO0

1: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2: The Scourging at the Pillar
3: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4: Jesus Carried the Cross
5: The Crucifixion of our Lord

Glorious Mysteries (Wed. & Sun.)
https://youtu.be/NiK85SEXcFU

1: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3: The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4: The Assumption of Mary
5: Mary is Crowned as Queen

Luminous Mysteries (Thur.)
https://youtu.be/S-isvLHdcKQ

1: The Baptism in the Jordan
2: The Wedding at Cana
3: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4: The Transfiguration
5: The Institution of the Eucharist

Chaplet of Devine Mercy
https://youtu.be/p5TGfisOKMM

Apostles (Nicene) Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Lords Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.
Amen.

Prayers from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.
http://www.imissal.com/

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