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<< Monday, December 13, 1999 >> St. Lucy
 
Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17
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Psalm 25 Matthew 21:23-27
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"I too will ask a question. If you answer it for Me, then I will tell you on what authority I do the things I do." —Matthew 21:24
 

Jesus is the Answer, and He is more than willing to answer such pressing questions as:

  • How can my marriage deepen in love rather than deteriorate?
  • How can I lead my children to love Jesus forever?
  • How can I be strong enough to face anything in the future?
  • How can I meet Christ this Christmas?

Jesus answers the questions of those who truthfully answer His questions. Jesus promised: "Anyone committed to the truth hears My voice" (Jn 18:37). If we are men and women of the truth, Jesus will answer our questions. For example, Jesus was questioned by "the chief priests and elders of the people" concerning His authority and power (Mt 21:23). These were legitimate questions which Jesus would have answered had they truthfully answered His questions regarding John's baptism (Mt 21:25). However, the chief priests and elders "played politics" with Jesus' questions. If we want to use words not for truth but for manipulation, Jesus will refuse to play our game.

What if Jesus asks you:

  • Do you receive My body and blood in Holy Communion?
  • Is the Bible My word?
  • Is it important to pray with your spouse daily?
  • Are you responsible to share your faith publicly?

If we respond "No," we deny our faith. If we respond "Yes" to these and other similar questions, His obvious reply will be: "Then why don't you do this?"

Let us answer all Jesus' questions in truth and repentance. Then we will be committed to the Truth (Jn 14:6), Who will answer whatever questions we need answered.

 
Prayer: Father, consecrate me by means of truth (Jn 17:17).
Promise: "A Star shall advance from Jacob." —Nm 24:17
Praise: St. Lucy's prayers were instrumental in the healing of her mother from hemorrhages.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, July 21, 1999
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 29, 1999
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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