“We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

One Walk with Jesus is about obeying God over the will of men. #followJesus

Praise and worship…

Talking To Jesus
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music featuring Brandon Lake
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=aFytlvN1Sh0&feature=share

Today’s verse…

The one who comes from above is above all.
The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things.
But the one who comes from heaven is above all.
John 3:31

Today’s readings…

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter
Lectionary: 270

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2021-04-15-usccb-daily-mass-readings

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/041521.cfm

Reading I Acts 5:27-33

When the court officers had brought the Apostles in
and made them stand before the Sanhedrin,
the high priest questioned them,
“We gave you strict orders did we not,
to stop teaching in that name.
Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
But Peter and the Apostles said in reply,
“We must obey God rather than men.
The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,
though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.
God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior
to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.
We are witnesses of these things,
as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”
When they heard this,
they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death.

Gospel John 3:31-36

The one who comes from above is above all.
The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things.
But the one who comes from heaven is above all.
He testifies to what he has seen and heard,
but no one accepts his testimony.
Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.
For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.
He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.
The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life,
but the wrath of God remains upon him.

Reflection
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2021-04-15-reflection-270

Formed: Easter Daily Reflections – April 15, 2021

A Bold Fisherman

Now afraid of what will happen if they detain the Apostles again, the high priests decide to call these Christian witnesses to testify. In response to the Sanhedrin’s order not to proclaim the Good News, Peter says, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). Although Peter hasn’t always portrayed this courageous honesty, he has been transformed by the Risen Christ. As the world becomes more hostile to Christianity, let us ask the Lord to strengthen our faith so that we can imitate Peter’s honesty and courage.
http://watch.formed.org/videos/easter-daily-reflections-april-15-2021

Today’s Action Item: Obey God over the will of men.

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

If the love of Christ lives in us, then we do as He did and seek after the lost sheep. Natural love seeks to possess the beloved entirely and as far as possible not to share him. Christ came to win back lost mankind for the Father; whoever loves with His love will want people for God and not for himself.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me. Thank You for today’s readings. For walking with me and mine. For letting me see Your hand at work in our walk, and feel Your presence in my heart. As we battle ourselves and the daily problems of our walk under the sun, help us to continue to grow closer to You in the Holy Spirit. We need You now Lord Jesus, come.
As the world becomes more hostile to Christianity, I ask You to strengthen our faith so that we can imitate Peter’s honesty and courage in today’s reading. Let Your love fill our hearts, to see Your image even in those who hate us and what we cherish most. For they fight and seek to destroy us in ignorant darkness, believing the lies of the evil one. Absent of truth, they can’t ever hope to see and know that the battle is not over this world, but Your Kingdom and has already been won.
So I keep praying for them to wake up before it’s to late. And for me and mine, and theirs to have a discerning heart to guide us through the battle.
Not our will, but Yours Lord God.
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.

Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art 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
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary,…
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary,…
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Prayers from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.

http://www.imissal.com/

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