10-24-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 24, 2019
(St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop)
St. Paul wrote, “now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit that you have leads to sanctification, and its end is eternal life.  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Rom_6:19-23

And those wages are payment for work.  The work of sin pays us back in death.  But the Gift is not payment for anything.  It is freely given out of God’s love for us.  And that gift, in our surrender of the work of sin, is true life in Christ – forever!

Jesus said to his disciples:  “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!”  Lk_12:49-53

You see, beloved, that “surrender” of something that we are so comfortable with (sin) is not an easy task.  It’s a baptismal washing away, a death and rebirth.  And Jesus came to give us a hand with it – IF we choose to let Him.  Jesus said, “Ask and you will receive.”  Allow Him to burn it all away, beloved, and then accept His Gift of new life, of eternal life in righteousness and joy and peace, despite what the “world” contradicts!

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About Joe Puglis

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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