FEAST OF ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST
DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
2 Timothy 4:10-17, Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18, Luke 10:1-9
2 Timothy 4:10-17
My Beloved, it does not matter if friends betray us as they betrayed St. Paul, despite the fact that some failed him there were always faithful companions he could count on and St. Luke was one of them. More importantly my Beloved, You were his tower of strength. Having You he had all he needed. You gave him all the power he needed to proclaim Your word before the pagans. As long as Paul was able to preach the Good News nothing mattered to him. As a prisoner in chains death was his constant shadow but Your Holy Spirit set his spirit free to praise and glorify You and to give him strength and courage to follow You to the end.
Help me to be neither afraid nor ashamed to use every opportunity You give me to witness to Your love.
Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18
My Beloved, I am the work of Your hands may I give You praise with every breath I breathe. May I, along with the rest of creation, bless You and worship You so all will know what a great God You are - mighty in word and deed and loving compassion to the poor and the weak. All creation will praise You until the end of time. You hear the cry of all even if that cry is but a sigh. Thank You my Lord and my God.
My Beloved, the harvest is rich there are many who would turn to You and give their lives over to You if only there was someone who spoke about You to them. We are so caught up in our own little lives, our creature comforts, to take that leap of faith which is required to trust You implicitly to provide all that we will ever need. If we stepped out strong in our faith in the Holy Spirit and the power of Your Word we would be able to bring in the harvest for Your glory. You have empowered me to do not only all that You have done but even greater things. In Your Name my Beloved I can heal the sick in mind, body, soul, heart and spirit but I am too timid to dare to take You at Your Word.
Help me Lord to be all that Your desire me to be. AMEN!!!