December 26, 2016
(St. Stephen, First Martyr)
Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Mt_10:17-22
The LORD will be speaking through you!
They may utter all kinds of lies against you, falsely, because of me (Jesus). They may throw stones at you, shoot bullets through you, torture you and exile you from your homes. But fear not, Jesus is with you! And your reward will be great in the Kingdom of God! So fear not, beloved. Nothing can harm our being with God, our being with Jesus forever! Praise the incarnate Child. Praise the crucified one. Praise the resurrected and ascended Lord of all. Praise the Name of Jesus our redeemer!
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