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Saint of the Day

Humility, the foundation

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. Saint Augustine

Affection

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis

I willingly cure him for the love of God

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God. Mother Teresa

Worth of the bible

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Theodore Roosevelt

Death, a blessings

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

Necessary to possible to impossible

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

Take only what you need

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. Saint Augustine

Suffering of God's son

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. Saint Augustine

Don't bother about originality

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. C. S. Lewis

Aim at heaven

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. C. S. Lewis

Perfect moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine

Men should wonder at themselves

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

The cause makes the martyr

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. Saint Augustine

Make me an instrument of thy peace

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

Touch the dying

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Mother Teresa

Man is a great depth

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. Saint Augustine

Even the rich are hungry for love

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. Mother Teresa

God's love

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Saint Augustine

False words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates

Progress

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis

A personal reflection on 23rd July 2011
2 Kings 19:1-37 (start at 2 Kings 18:13) OR Isaiah 36, 37

2 Kings 19:3 – When you are in grief, do you pick a boyfriend/girlfriend for help; do you consult another god, do you start looking for a way to extort other people, do you throw your hands up in despair?
               – When you are in shame do you show your enemies?

2 Kings 19:6 – What are you going through now? Sickness, joblessness, underpayment, frustration, anger, pride, problem with husband, wife or children, problem with boss, sexual harassment from boss or colleagues, school fees, admission, etc?

The Lord says these are but threats; they will never overwhelm you.

2 Kings 19:10-13 – The devil will never relent in his threats to make you frightened and give up. He will tell you,

“But your father died in that sickness, so did his father and so did his father’s father, so who are you to think that you can get out of it, ahh?!”

“Have you forgotten your father died in poverty? So did his father and so did his father’s father before him. You want to prosper? Impossible!”

“Don't you remember that none of your brothers has gone beyond JHS? You want to go to university? Ha ha, ha ha, what are you thinking? You must be a joker!”

“But don’t you remember that in your family no one has ever had a happy marriage? Can’t you see that all the children are stubborn? Are you different?” Oh, yes, you are different!

“Hey, my friend, everybody is doing it, just relax and join in. After all God can’t send all these people to hell.” Oh, yes, God can!

“In any case if you don’t do it you will lose your job and how will you survive?” Yes, you will survive!

“Just look around, where are you going to get that amount of money to pay your fees? Why don’t you “sell your body” like others are doing? That’s a chance there, take it! Prostitute, do drugs, cheat, steal, embezzle, rob, or better still just abandon it, or best still why don’t you just end your life?”

2 Kings 19:14-19 – This is the prayer you should make.
2 Kings 19:21 – You are Jerusalem; the devil is Sennacherib.
2 Kings 19:28 – “I will put a hook in your nose.” – God will put a hook in the nose of your problems.
2 Kings 19:32 – Your problem "will not enter your city or shoot a single arrow" at you.
2 Kings 19:34 – God always keeps his promises.

2 Kings 19:35 – Do you know how many of your problems the angel of the Lord is going to kill tonight?

You love the promises above and will love to claim them. Are you dressed to claim them? (Read Matthew 22:1-14).

In Galatians 4:30, St. Paul quotes Genesis 21:10 as follows, “Send the slave woman and her son away; for the son of the slave woman will not have a part of the father’s property along with the son of the free woman.” He went on to say in Galatians 5:1, “Freedom is what we have – Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again.” He went on to list some things that make us slave to sin and therefore slaves to the devil, so that we cannot take part in the inheritance of the father. Galatians 5:19-21 – “What human nature does is quite plain. It shows itself in immoral, filthy, and indecent actions; in worship of idols and witchcraft. People become enemies and they fight; they become jealous, angry and ambitious. They separate into parties and groups; they are envious, get drunk, have orgies, and do other things like these. I warn you now as I have before: those who do these things will not possess the Kingdom of God.”

The only way you can claim the promises of God is to surrender your life to Him, otherwise you will be doing everything in your life by mere human power which cannot save you, physically or spiritually. You will therefore believe and live by all the things stated above which the devil suggests to you.

Let Jesus set you free; live for Him and you can claim all the promises in this passage.

All Bible references quoted in this article are from the Good News Bible.

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