Sunday, February 17, 2013

Reflection for Monday, February 18, 2013

Reflection:  If our Lord were to return to us today, would you be placed on His right, with the righteous, or on His left?  We do not know when our Lord will come again, but we do know very clearly what we must do to gain admission to heaven.  We do not know when our Lord will come again, so we do not want to wait another day to turn and follow Him with our whole heart.  Why wait?  Make today the day you serve Christ by serving another person in need.

Big Picture:  Are you prepared for Christ’s return?

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  Today we read about God returning to earth and separating the righteous from the unrighteous.  Who are the righteous?  (Those who loved and cared for others, and who loved God with their whole hearts.)  Where do the righteous go after death or after God’s return?  (To heaven, to spend all of eternity with God.)  Where do the unrighteous go?  (To hell, where it will be very sad because they cannot be with God.)
     Older saints:  We see a clear list of how we can serve and love Christ in our lives in both readings today.  Walk through the readings slowly and write out the list that is given.  Reflect on whether you are serving Christ in those ways, and what areas could use improvement.  Make a plan to incorporate those changes into your life.

Fun Fact:  Hope is the trust that God will give us eternal life and the means to obtain eternal life (St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism No. 1, 2008, p. 54).

Saint of the day: 
 Saint Simon
     What they are remembered for:  St. Simon is believed to have been a cousin of Jesus, related through St. Joseph.  He was crucified at an old age due to his belief and following of the Christian faith.
     Feast day:
  February 18
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