Today’s Gospel reading really struck a cord with me as Zacchaeus was a sinner who openly was criticized by all for going and having faith in Jesus. He was someone who was a sinner but wanted to be with God so badly that he climbed a tree. Yes, this tree was probably shaken though not all trees are steady to climb on. Our faith is not always set because we are always questioning God’s moves. However; he is showing us that his way is the right way and will lead his followers to happiness all throughout. Pray for everyone all brothers and sisters today.
Looking back to knowing it is now November I wonder where exactly my year has gone to. So many good memories have surpassed this year to make me into who I truly am today. Yes, we should be grateful for each and every day of the year. This month; however, I ask us to all take time out of our daily schedules to thank God daily for one thing He has blessed us with.
We shall be starting on November 6th y’all wontcha join me ??
This passage struck a meaning to me today as I was focused on tomorrow’s plans. Everyday it goes through my head… what am to wear tomorrow, who I see etc. But really God wants us to focus on the here and now and how we should be focused on the goodness that is RIGHT there right at this moment! NO, worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Instead, take glory in the wonders that God has bestowed right now.
“For yew ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”
I am currently on a reading plan where we are diving deeper into the book of James. James fully criticizes the use of any type of gossip. I tend to do this with road rage “why didn’t you use a turn signal” or when I complain about a task my parents have asked me to do. But after I read this passage I proposed a few things to myself:
– Why am I criticizing? Is it because I want to harm another? That just makes everything in vain. No, God wanted us to all love one another!
Now, I will pray about my thoughts when approaching someone about anything at all. God please give me the courage and fill me with your Holy Spirit in order to do what is right in this situation. Yes, I may not get along with my parents but does that give me a reason to say nasty things to them? Of course not, God put them in my life to teach me lessons and for myself to show love unconditionally. Now, it is my turn to actually enact that!
“Let ye speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
Right now I’m looking for a companion that I could email and share my thoughts about God’s word and the impact on my life. Any takers?
Tomorrow is probably the first time I’ve been to confession in a long time. I’m asking for prayers that God has directed me to the right priest and that I will be able to disclose of all my sins.
Have a wonderful Wednesday