Let us be on our guard while the promise of entering into his rest remains… Hebrews 4:1

One Walk with Jesus is about being on guard, standing up for what you believe and protecting your right to believe it. No matter the cost. #StandUpForJesus #trustJesus

Praise and worship…

Worth The Fight
Kim Walker-Smith
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=a8luu57BzYo&feature=share

Today’s verse…

For in fact we have received the Good News just as our ancestors did.
But the word that they heard did not profit them, for they were not united in faith with those who listened.
Hebrews 4:2

Today’s readings…

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 309

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2021-01-15-usccb-daily-mass-readings

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011521.cfm

Reading I Hebrews 4:1-5, 11

Let us be on our guard
while the promise of entering into his rest remains,
that none of you seem to have failed.
For in fact we have received the Good News just as our ancestors did.
But the word that they heard did not profit them,
for they were not united in faith with those who listened.
For we who believed enter into that rest,
just as he has said:
As I swore in my wrath, 
“They shall not enter into my rest,”
and yet his works were accomplished
at the foundation of the world.
For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this manner,
And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;
and again, in the previously mentioned place,
They shall not enter into my rest.
Therefore, let us strive to enter into that rest,
so that no one may fall after the same example of disobedience.

Responsorial Psalm
78:3 and 4bc, 6c-7, 8

R. (see 7b) Do not forget the works of the Lord!

What we have heard and know,
and what our fathers have declared to us,
we will declare to the generation to come
The glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength.
R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!

That they too may rise and declare to their sons
that they should put their hope in God,
And not forget the deeds of God
but keep his commands.
R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!

And not be like their fathers,
a generation wayward and rebellious,
A generation that kept not its heart steadfast
nor its spirit faithful toward God.
R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!

Gospel Mark 2:1-12

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
it became known that he was at home.
Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
not even around the door,
and he preached the word to them.
They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,
they opened up the roof above him.
After they had broken through,
they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him,
“Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
“Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
Who but God alone can forgive sins?”
Jesus immediately knew in his mind what
they were thinking to themselves,
so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’
or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?
But that you may know
that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”
–he said to the paralytic,
“I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”
He rose, picked up his mat at once,
and went away in the sight of everyone.
They were all astounded
and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”

Reflection
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2021-01-15-reflection-309

Formed: Daily Reflections – January 15, 2021

Trust God

Today, Dr. Tim Gray explores our heavenly retirement. What kind of rest is a worldly retirement? Don’t work so hard for a fleeting retirement.
http://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-january-15-2021

Today’s Action Item: Plan and work toward an eternal heavenly retirement with Christ.

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

How could Christians understand that the priest gives himself to them if he is not entirely given over to the Father? This total delivering of himself in Christ is the condition for a total gift of self for everyone. He who has not given himself totally to God is not given perfectly to his brethren.
Robert Cardinal Sarah
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 always providing me with direction and Your truth. And a discerning heart. For not everyone hears or sees what I do. And even those seeking to follow You, interpret what they hear and see differently. That’s why we must live as You created us to be and live, free. Free and respectful of others. For variety is woven into all that You created. Help know and understand this with tolerance to coexist, and conviction to stand up when needed.
Hear my prayers for me and mine, and theirs. For those seeking You and Your truth. Continue to walk us, guiding and convicting us on our journey to You. And for those lost, having failed to listen or have enough faith to believe in You, Your truths, Your Words. Touch them, open their hearts before it’s to late.
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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