The Holy Spirit says: Oh, that today you would hear his voice, “Harden not your hearts… Hebrews 3:7-8

One Walk with Jesus is about praying for perseverance in Christ. #seekJesus

Praise and worship…

Lean Back
Maverick City Music featuring Chandler Moore & Amanda Cook
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=KXHbXdvc7Yc&feature=share

Today’s verse…

Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,” so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.
Hebrews 3:13

Today’s readings…

Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 308

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2021-01-14-usccb-daily-mass-readings

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011421.cfm

Reading I Hebrews 3:7-14

The Holy Spirit says:
Oh, that today you would hear his voice,
 “Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion
 in the day of testing in the desert,
 where your ancestors tested and tried me
 and saw my works for forty years.
 Because of this I was provoked with that generation
 and I said, ‘They have always been of erring heart,
 and they do not know my ways.’
 As I swore in my wrath,
 ‘They shall not enter into my rest.’”
Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,
so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,”
so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.
We have become partners of Christ
if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end.

Responsorial Psalm
95:6-7c, 8-9, 10-11

R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
“Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
they tested me though they had seen my works.”
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Forty years I was wearied of that generation;
I said: “This people’s heart goes astray,
they do not know my ways.”
Therefore I swore in my anger:
“They shall never enter my rest.”
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Gospel Mark 1:40-45

A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched the leper, and said to him,
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.
Then he said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them.”
The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,
and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

Reflection
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2021-01-14-reflection-308

Formed: Daily Reflections – January 14, 2021

Pray to God

Dr. Tim Gray contemplates the relationship we must have with God in today’s daily reflection. He points out that we must change our spiritual diet and ask God for the grace to persevere in prayer.
http://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-january-14-2021

Today’s Action Item: Pray for perseverance in Christ.

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

To be a priest means that I must continually be purified and overcome by Christ so that he is the one who speaks and acts in me, and less and less myself. This process, which consists of becoming one with him and renouncing what belongs only to me, lasts a whole lifetime and continually includes liberations and painful renewals.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
from the book From the Depths of Our Hearts

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me. Thank You for showing me how much so love is better. Our world today is full of hate, so often without reason to the hater. Only You know our hearts, the hearts of every soul. Even the most hardened and evil.
I pray today that You would use everything to reach and touch those hearts and open them to Your love. Protecting me and mine, and theirs from all that hardens the heart through Your love. The world needs You now Jesus, show us Your face.
I see each of Your blessings, maybe not at first but as You have taught me, I keep looking to see Your hand at work, and sure enough Your blessings are revealed even in the toughest of situations and circumstances. Thank You, I love You, forgive me, I am sorry.
Walk with me and mine, and theirs listening to our prayers.
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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