Nov. 14-18, 2016

Mon., November 14

Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Luke 18:35-43

“What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” – Lk 18:41

Faith in Jesus will always help us see things more clearly. Where do I need help to see spiritual things more clearly?

Lord, there are times I just do not clearly understand what you want me to do. Help me to better understand your desires for me in my life. Grant me the vision to always see exactly what you have in mind for me.

 

Tues., November 15

Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22; Luke 19:1-10

When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. – Lk 19:5-6

Zacchaeus quickly allowed Jesus to enter his house. Am I quick to allow Jesus to enter the house of my heart?

Lord, I know there are too many times when I hesitate to allow you full entry into my life. Help me to remove all hesitation and to always be immediately open to your invitation.

 

Wed., November 16

Revelation 4:1-11; Luke 19:11-28

I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. – Lk 19:26

Jesus has given us many gifts. Do I know what they are? Do I use them as I should?

 Lord, you have blessed me with so many gifts. Help me to use each to its fullest. Grant me the vision to understand which are the gifts that I am not using as I should and the courage to use them wisely and well.

 

Thurs., November 17

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Revelation 5:1-10; Luke 19:41-44

As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes”. – Lk 19:41-42

Jesus warns us that if we do not live in peace, destruction will certainly follow. What can I do in my world to help bring about a time of peace?

Lord, I am only one small individual but with your help I know that I can move mountains. Help me to see where I may be called upon to bring peace to my world. Grant me the courage to do whatever I must to ensure your peace.


Fri., November 18

Revelation 10:8-11; Luke 19:45-48

Then Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” – Lk 19:45-56

It upset Jesus that people were disrespecting his Father’s house. Does my behavior in church show respect for the House of God?

Lord, sometimes I become too familiar with your house. Help me to always remember that the church is your house and deserves much respect. Am I reverent in church? Do I maintain a respectful silence in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament? Lord, help me to always answer yes to these questions.

 

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