Sharing the Word for December 28, 2021
What today’s psalm says about rescue applies to us, too. We are so vulnerable–so subject to attack from within and from without–that if God is not with us to defend us, we simply cannot survive.
According to the account in Saint Matthew’s Gospel, King Herod slaughtered a number of male babies in an attempt to rid himself of the perceived threat of a usurper to his throne. What he didn’t realize is that Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world─a fact that emerges later in Saint Matthew’s Gospel.
Having It All
Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962) had it all—a loving husband, three children, a fulfilling career as a pediatrician. What mattered more than any of those earthly joys was her faith.
Prayer Transforms Us
Praying is about seeing, hearing, serving; it’s about abiding in God’s loving and merciful presence. But certain conditions are essential to prayerfulness.