Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Reflection:  We receive quite the call from our Lord today.  First, one of obedience to His laws and commandments, and second, one of teaching others of these commandments.  We are told to “take care and be earnestly on your guard,” as God has already anticipated our temptation toward sin and He recognizes our need to continually remind ourselves of His laws and commandments, lest we forget and fall into sin.  We are called to obey God’s commandments and to take responsibility for knowing them and keeping ourselves accountable to them.  Second, we are told we will be held accountable for teaching these commandments to the next generations, for our failure to do so will lead us to be “called least in the Kingdom of heaven.”  The Lord has given us a tall order of obedience and education, are you fulfilling your duty? 

Reflection for younger saints:  Today God reminds us that the most important thing we can do in our life is to love and honor God by following His commandments.  We are also told that we must share the commandments of God with others so that they can know and love and serve God as well.

Big Picture:  Honor God’s commandments and teach others to do the same

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  What are the Ten Commandments?  If you don’t know them by memory, make that your goal for the week.
     Older saints:  When was the last time you read through the Ten Commandments and reflected on how they apply to your life?  Take time today to read through the Ten Commandments slowly.  Reflect on how you are obeying God.  Next, reflect on the lives of those around you.  Are they obeying God’s commandments?  How can you reach out to educate them and draw them closer to God?

Fun Fact:  The word “Eucharist” comes from a Greek word that means giving thanks.

Saint of the day: 
 Saint Colette
     What they are remembered for:  St. Colette was the daughter of a carpenter at Corby Abbey in Picardy, France.  When orphaned at 17, she gave all her inheritance to the poor and became a Franciscan tertiary.  Following a vision she received, she set out to reform the Poor Clares, and proceeded in founding and reforming a number of convents.
     Feast day:  March 6
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