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Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27
Psalm 145:2-5, 10-11
Luke 16:9-15

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get a life or get the life?

“They were in Christ.” —Romans 16:7

Life in Christ is:

  • love, for Christians are brothers and sisters who lay down their lives for each other (see Rm 16:4; 1 Jn 3:16),
  • work “in the service of Christ Jesus” (Rm 16:3),
  • dangerous, for Christians are persecuted, imprisoned (see Rm 16:7), and even martyred,
  • reason to be grateful forever (see Rm 16:4),
  • a home-based community (Rm 16:5),
  • “the mystery hidden for many ages” (Rm 16:25),
  • to “believe and obey” (Rm 16:26),
  • to give glory to the Trinity,
  • to be trustworthy and faithful (see Lk 16:10-12), and
  • the total gift of ourselves to the Lord (see Lk 16:13).

To live in Christ is better than to be rich, powerful, or famous. To live and suffer in Christ is better than having all the pleasures of the world. To live in Christ is the greatest privilege, challenge, suffering, and joy possible for a human being. To live in Christ is to live with Him forever in heaven. Live in Him.

Prayer:  Father, “to me ‘life’ means Christ” (Phil 1:21). I live no longer for myself but for Jesus (2 Cor 5:15).

Promise:  “You justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God reads your hearts. What man thinks important, God holds in contempt.” —Lk 16:15

Praise:  Louis just gazes upon Jesus in the monstrance when in adoration.


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