We know that Jesus was without sin, but the devil kept after him and did not give up easily. He had him at a very weak place in the desert - hungry and thirsty and weak, yet he always kept his eyes, heart, mind and soul on his Father in heaven!
There are calves to implant today. That could mean some grandma time so that Ruth can come over and help out. John is treating his dad and I to a Valentine's meal in Tracy tonight. I feel very loved and special after my husband surprised me with roses and the Lanoues with a sweet daisy plant. Then I so am loving my new ring...Thank you, Pat!
I missed my farmer a lot!
Jesus, we know that we do not fare as well when tempted by the devil over and over on this journey, yet you remind us in the Gospel today that The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart...
We can gain so much courage and the ability to say "no" to the sins that allure us. May the Word/The Truth be planted in our hearts and souls and bear the fruit of The Spirit... Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Lord, how I long for these amazing fruits to dwell in my domestic Church/family and true LOVE, The Cross may be embraced to find LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT! I long to be forever in heaven with you, O Lord, and I pray that all our families will be there with us. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Yes, Lord! True LOVE is found in your Cross and suffering - spotless Lamb for me!
A good reminder - two steps forward and one step back in the dance of LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT if we are lucky that is!
"God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools...and He has not been disappointed....If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world." Antonin Scalia - rest in peace
Valentines colors and love - had to share again. Bless-bless