June 26, 2022
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Present Moment
And to another he said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.” But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Luke 9:59-60

I have a deep interest in history and am quite convicted of the importance of understanding it—both our individual, personal histories and the histories of our communities, our country, our Church.

It’s just one more way of coming to terms with and accepting human nature.

But there’s a limit. It’s a limit that we reach when, instead of being enlightened by our histories, we are tied down and imprisoned by them.

What freedom we have in Jesus. It’s the freedom of the present moment. The freedom of the absolute certainty that no matter where in life we’ve been, he’s with us now.

Jesus, the past is gone. My heart is open to your love and mercy, present in this moment.

- Amy Welborn

1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 • Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 • Luke 9:51-62


June 26, 2022 at 03:20 PM

Amen. :)

June 26, 2022 at 10:25 AM

Beautiful reflection Amy, thank you. Amen!

June 26, 2022 at 09:43 AM

May we all hold godly memories of the past close, let go of the hurtfulness of the not so good memories and live today as a new opportunity to climb above the muck in our past.Amen

June 26, 2022 at 09:37 AM

Continued prayers here for the Ukraine and the conversion of Mr. Putin. 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. Please protect and send aid to those in Ukraine and all who are at-risk. We pray for peace – we pray for all 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. 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.

Kevyn Mary
June 26, 2022 at 10:24 AM


June 26, 2022 at 09:34 AM

Amy, thank you for this and your many other wonderful reflections. What will stay with me today is “The past is gone.” May I be able to continue focusing on where Jesus is leading me now. Blessings to all the LFF.

June 26, 2022 at 09:11 AM


June 26, 2022 at 08:57 AM

Thank you, Amy for another meaningful reflection. If we just realize that Jesus is there for us at every moment, our fears will subside. Praying for your brother, Bill. It’s so difficult watching a loved one in pain. God bless Rick and your whole family.

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June 26, 2022 at 07:25 AM

Lord we pray For Rick, Bill, and their families. You alone know every need and solution. You promised that if we ask anything in Your name You will listen and will never leave us to face our troubles alone. Thank you Jesus, for this we pray. Amen. <3><3> Amy Welborn thank you for your simple yet profound reflection for today!

June 26, 2022 at 07:18 AM

Amy, what a wonderful reflection on a difficult passage. Thank you!

June 26, 2022 at 05:36 AM

To the Living Faith Family, it seems that my brother, Rick has been given a setback in his cancer treatment. More has been found. If the insurance people had done what his doctor first prescribed instead of what they felt, they could afford it may not have been so aggressive. Radiation is next. We are there to help him, but it is tough to see him in so much pain and all we can do is pray for him. Thank you in advance. Bill L.

Barbara G.
June 27, 2022 at 02:40 AM

Praying for all of the LFF and for Rick and his family. I pray that the radiation will destroy all of the cancer and Rick will make a complete recovery!

Vicky G
June 26, 2022 at 09:40 AM

Bill, to have to fight with an insurance company at a time when one is sick is the worst. I will pray for Rick and the family but also pray that the Lord will put insurance people in his path that will have heart and do the right thing in spite of the company—I pray for these unseen insurance angels and their families a lot.

June 26, 2022 at 09:32 AM

Bill - we are lifting Rick in prayer and healing. May God be with your family.

June 26, 2022 at 09:04 AM

Praying for your healing and strength for your brother and your family

June 26, 2022 at 07:46 AM

Dear Bill, I will pray for Rick certainly. We are all subject to the powers that be. May God grant him mercy and peace!

June 26, 2022 at 07:15 AM

I'm sorry to hear this news Bill. Praying for healing this day for your brother and you!

June 26, 2022 at 06:41 AM

Praying for your brother, Rick!!! Heal Rck, Lord, and he will be healed; save him and he will be saved, for You are the one we praise! Amen! (Jeremiah 17:14)

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