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Friday, November 26, 1999

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Daniel 7:2-14
Daniel 3:75-81
Luke 21:29-33

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"Likewise when you see all the things happening of which I speak, know that the reign of God is near." —Luke 21:31

This is the 364th day of the year of God the Father. Only one day remains before we begin the new Church year and the Great Jubilee. With Jesus, come before "the Ancient One" (Dn 7:13), your Abba, your Daddy. Let the Holy Spirit cry out in your heart "Abba!" (Gal 4:6; Rm 8:15) Hear the Father call you His beloved son or daughter in whom He is well pleased (see Mt 3:17).

Be assured that your Father loves you so much that He has sent His Son Jesus to die for love of you. Believe that your Father loves you perfectly, infinitely, always, and forever. It is impossible for Him to love you more. He loves you as much as He loves Mary, the mother of His Son, Jesus. He loves you even if you don't love Him, even if you choose to never love Him and be separated from Him forever. Your Abba loves you unconditionally. Live in His love. Love in His love. Love Him not to gain His love but because He has loved you from the first moment of your existence — before you were ever aware of His love.

Immersed and secure in Abba's love, you are ready for one of the greatest years in history, the Great Jubilee.

Prayer:  Abba, You are Love (1 Jn 4:16). I live in You; I live in Love (1 Jn 4:16).

Promise:  "The heavens and the earth will pass away, but My words will not pass." —Lk 21:33

Praise:  "I will extol You, O my God and King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day will I bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever" (Ps 145:1-2).

Nihil Obstat:  Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, April 10, 1999

Imprimatur:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 16, 1999