June 18, 2022
Living in the Now
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:25

Jesus calls us to reverence our bodies and hold as sacred our precious lives and the well-being of all Creation while at the same time placing our trust in a loving and provident God.

Through his images of birds soaring in the sky and wildflowers flourishing uncultivated, Jesus offers us a visual of living in the present moment, untroubled by anxiety over what tomorrow and all the “what-ifs” the future may hold. He reminds us to do the same, to live with an awareness and acceptance of the now and to give our concerns about tomorrow over to the heart of our God who never abandons.

- Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, I.H.M.

2 Chronicles 24:17-25 • Psalm 89:4-5, 29-34 Matthew 6:24-34

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June 18, 2022 at 04:45 PM

What does living in the now look like? *** Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides!” *** What does seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness look like for you? *** What did seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness look like when Jesus was on earth? ******* 2 Corinthians 8:9, “ You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that by His poverty He could make you rich.” *** Seek Ye First by Maranatha! Music https://youtu.be/EsBpM9IcBts

June 18, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Amen. :)

June 18, 2022 at 11:45 AM

Please dear Lord help me with an answer, what do I do? I do not want to regret, I want to do well. My mind is all over the place I cannot pray hard.

Salina
June 18, 2022 at 02:30 PM

Romans 8:24-28, “For in this hope (as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. Romans 8:23b) we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Psalm 46:10a, “Be still and know that I AM God!”

June 18, 2022 at 10:48 AM

Amen.

June 18, 2022 at 09:42 AM

Thank you, Sister Chris for a beautiful reminder to live in the moment. Your visual of birds and flowers help us enjoy God’s creation and picture ourselves living so freely. Let us please remember the innocents who lose their lives to gun violence and pray for reform in law. Thank you.

jimh
June 18, 2022 at 10:43 AM

Amen!

June 18, 2022 at 09:38 AM

Romans 8:38,39. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39: Nor height, nor depth, nor any creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

June 18, 2022 at 07:44 AM

These words are especially meaningful to me this weekend when I have so much to do and not enough time to do them. I will pray and give my concerns to Jesus in exchange for his peace. ????

Kevyn Mary
June 18, 2022 at 11:08 AM

Amen!

Kjc
June 18, 2022 at 09:42 AM

Anne please find 10 minutes to get away and spend time with the Lord. Ask the holy spirit to guide your mind and control your thoughts . Ken Living faith family I say this prayer morning and night, and have for 55 days. Thanks to Jane I and sharing it again with some changes. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world! You sent Your Son, the Prince of Peace, for the salvation of the world. We pray that the Peace of Christ will reign in Ukraine, and for the conversion of Mr Putin. Please protect and send aid to those in Ukraine and all who are at-risk. We pray for peace – we who are working towards it and for all who are in danger from this conflict.  We pray for an end to violence and war – we pray for wisdom for all leaders who have a hand in this. Lord God, please help those in most need of thy mercy. "We pray for the souls in purgatory and the essential workers and their families and the children and families of the tragic shootings and those souls who have no one to pray for them." Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us! Saint Joseph, Protector of Mary, Jesus and the Church, pray for us! Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, may your kingdom reign in Ukraine and all the world. Quotes are mine . Ken Ken

June 18, 2022 at 06:58 AM

Jesus I Trust in You! Amen

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