Monday, November 21, 2011

Repent! And Read Today!

New Testament Challenge – Day 7

Matthew 25-28

By now I pray you have caught up over the weekend with the reading if you got behind last week. I know that taking on a challenge such as the New Testament Challenge can be harder than it looks. But once you set aside an hour or so each day, not so much when you consider how much time we waste every day in front of our computer screens or the TV, that your reading will inspire you, as I mentioned the other day, to a deeper commitment to Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. After all, that IS why we are doing the exercise.

Today I wanted to offer you some comfort if, in fact as I suspect, you have already grown weary in your daily readings. In today’s readings we see even the Apostles were weak at times…

Then Jesus said to them, “ all of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’” (Matthew 26.31)

Saint Peter denied evening knowing who Jesus was and all the disciples scattered from the Cross when Christ was crucified. They we were weak and had the privilege of knowing Jesus Christ “first hand” so to say as they walked and talked and ate with Him every day.

So if you’re feeling a bit guilty for not getting all the reading last week, that’s ok. Repent! And read today! (yes…pun intended) J

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