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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ALL FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

How many times have we sinned?  If we reflect in even the last year of our life, we maybe abashed and shamed.  Yes, it is not only a fact but the truth that we sin most of our lives.  The point is:  We all
fall short of the mark.  Sometimes, we drown in our own murkiness!

So, the holier than thou art attitude is already passé.  We do not need that attitude because even the
Lord describes the Scribes and Pharisees as vipers!  What is really on:  An attitude of humility before our God.  Yes Lord, we truly are sinners, we need you!  We need you to raise us up from our concupiscence to a state of being your child.

No more pretenses that we can do it by our own.  Never, when the trials come, we realise how weak we are.  But our weakness was already overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the blood of Jesus.  On the other hand, we always forget.  We have to fortify ourselves with the armour of God, otherwise we
will just fall when the evil day of temptation comes.

The armor of God:  faith in God, Word of God, prayer, sacraments, testimony, peace and love!
Do not allow a bridge for the evil to cross,...pornography, enmity, symbols of the Evil One, superstition, too much media saturation, horoscopes, idolatry, witchcraft, Palm reading and all works of the flesh as vanity, love of money, pride, disobedience and so on.

It is not easy!  One has to abide closely to God and with the help of Virgin Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all angels of heaven and of the saints.  Remember, this is a spiritual warfare.
Be strong in the Lord!

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