Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

READ:

“Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come.’  So the Jews said, ‘He is not going to kill Himself, is He, because He said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?’ He said to them, ‘You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above.  You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world.  That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.’  So they said to Him, ‘Who are You?’ Jesus said to them, ‘What I told you from the beginning.  I have much to say about you in condemnation.  But the one who sent me is true, and what I heard from him I tell the world.’  They did not realize that he was speaking to them of the Father. So Jesus said to them, ‘When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on My own, but I say only what the Father taught Me.  The one who sent Me is with Me.  He has not left Me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to Him.’  Because He spoke this way, many came to believe in Him.”

-John 8:21-30

REFLECT:

Jesus tells the Pharisees that if they do not believe that He is I Am, the one true God, they will die in their sins.  When people look at our lives, can they see the evidence that we believe that Jesus is the I Am, the one through whom all things become possible?  Can they see that all of our activity is centered around Christ, that our mission is to make Christ known and loved?  We are not home, and so long as we remain in this mortal body, let us live as children of light and point to Jesus in thought, word, and deed, earnestly awaiting the day when Christ will be all in all, and will then hand over His Kingdom to His Heavenly Father.

RESPOND:

Do an examination of conscience asking Jesus to show you any places where He does not reign in your heart and your life?  Then ask Him for the grace to let Him reign in those areas.

Today’s Health Challenge: Relate

Today your goal is to communicate with others in a constructive way! Within the workplace and at home.


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