Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible Reflection Today´s text provides us with a […]
James 4:6-7 Text for Reflection But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Devotion Chapter 4 builds on the foundation of the end of chapter 3, where the author […]
Text for the Reflection Matthew 11:16-19 But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another, “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.” For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, […]
Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100 Text for the Reflection Matthew 10:16- 20 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. On my account, you will be […]
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to herthat her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. Devotion Scholars have divided the book of Isaiah into three distinctive segments; chapters 1-39. 40-55, and 56-66. Today´s […]
Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231 Text for the Reflection Matthew 8:23-27 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re […]
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200 Text for the Reflection Matthew 8:18-22 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have […]
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093. Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240. Text for the Reflection Matthew 8: 5-13 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ And he said to him, […]
Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796. Matthew 7: 1-5 Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not […]
Martin, Bishop of Tours, c.397 Text for the Reflection Matthew 6:1-18 ‘Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. ‘So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues […]
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