Archive for February 18th, 2021

What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?” Luke 9:25

February 18, 2021

One Walk with Jesus is about learning how to deny yourself, pick up your cross daily, and follow the Lord. #chooseLife #followJesus

Praise and worship…

No Longer Slaves
Zach Williams
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=YzjKveEjzBY&feature=share

Today’s verse…

Choose life, then,
that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God,
heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Today’s readings…

Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Lectionary: 220

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2021-02-18-usccb-daily-mass-readings

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021821.cfm

Reading I Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Moses said to the people:
“Today I have set before you
life and prosperity, death and doom.
If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,
which I enjoin on you today,
loving him, and walking in his ways,
and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,
you will live and grow numerous,
and the LORD, your God,
will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.
If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen,
but are led astray and adore and serve other gods,
I tell you now that you will certainly perish;
you will not have a long life
on the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and occupy.
I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:
I have set before you life and death,
the blessing and the curse.
Choose life, then,
that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God,
heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.
For that will mean life for you,
a long life for you to live on the land that the LORD swore
he would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

Gospel Luke 9:22-25

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected
by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”
Then he said to all,
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
What profit is there for one to gain the whole world
yet lose or forfeit himself?”

Reflection
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2021-02-18-reflection-220

Formed: Lenten Daily Reflections

Pick Up Your Cross Daily

Today, Moses sets before us two paths—one leads to life and the other to death. Loving God is the path to life, and Lent is the perfect season to deny ourselves, take up our daily cross, and follow Christ. Pray for the grace to take up your cross in order to grow in discipleship of our Lord this Lent.
http://watch.formed.org/videos/lenten-daily-reflections-february-18-2021

Today’s Action Item: Deny yourself, pick up your cross daily, and follow the Lord.

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

The temptations were meant to divert Our Lord from His task of salvation through sacrifice. Instead of the Cross as a means of winning the souls of men, Satan suggested three short cuts to popularity: an economic one, another based on marvels, and a third, which was political. Very few people believe in the devil these days, which suits the devil very well. He is always helping to circulate the news of his own death.
Henri Nouwen

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me. Thank You for assuring me of one thing. Jesus is my Lord and Savior. The truth and the way to life. There are so many things I don’t understand, but this I am sure.
So I seek to know You more, to be closer. Hoping that with each day I understand a little more about Your mysteries. Avoiding getting lost in the dogma of religion. Safe in my love, assurance that in Jesus I have and will find all I need. And He will reveal what I need to know, when I need it.
So I pray this without ceasing, that me and mine, and theirs. Will grow in our love and understanding of You God, through Jesus, with the Holy Spirit within us. Confident in Your love, mercy and grace. With a love and thirst for Your Word that never ceases, and nourishes our one walk with Jesus.
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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