Not permitting any word of his to be without effect

January 13, 2016 8:09 am

Welcome back Dear Readers,

I am back from my yearly retreat at my hermitage. Thank you for your prayers. I am back to my service—helping you to start a new day with a new hope. God is love and loves us. We are His beloved children: sinners, broken, rejected, but still His children, loved more than we can expect. I know it perfectly because I am like you. So please accept again, with a New Year, my humble support, and let God’s Word change us not for the better, but to be a more loving, gentle, and respectful givers-of-self. Because our goal is not to be better, but to be like He is. And God is not a Perfect Person, but God is Love as a Father and Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Homily, 13th of January 2016

Not permitting any word of his to be without effect

“Samuel grew up, and the LORD was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect.” (1 SAM 3: 19)

Sounds like we can use this as a New Year’s wish, or more seriously—as a new standard for us. Our God gives us His word every day, and we can take this word and—as another translation says: “not permit any word of his to go unfulfilled.” How humble is God giving us His word to fulfill. How important we are to God that He sends us every day a word to help us grow in love.

“My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord. I know them, and they follow me.” (Gospel Acclamation)


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