01-14-14 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

01-14-2014

In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?  Have you come to destroy us?  I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”  Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!”  The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.  Mk 1:21-28

Forgiving LoveIt’s interesting to notice that Jesus didn’t rebuke the man.  He rebuked the unclean spirit in the man.  It is a very important lesson from Jesus to us as well, beloved.  When someone belittles us or is flat-out mean to us, do we get upset at that person?  Or do we realize that it’s not the person, but the unclean spirit within them who is producing the evil.

We really don’t have to take that abuse, but we do have to be very careful that we don’t become just like the evil spirit who’s hurting us, by our hatred or revenge.  We are to love the person, because, like us, he/she is also a Child of God.  We are to pray to God to remove that evil within them.

And our loving them, despite the evil, will often be enough to defeat that evil as well – with the help of Jesus!

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Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery store proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Also, I apologize for any links that have been removed by their owners. In time I try to replace them or update them. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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