Jim Kempa's ADHD Thoughts

Cloud of Witnesses

Reflection:

By reflecting on the lives of the saints, who have gone before us, we are inspired and encouraged to strive for holiness. Similarly, the close friends who we chose to share life with illustrate the values, virtues, and faith of ourselves. Living out the Christian faith with those who seek the universal call to holiness by riding their flesh of sin and persevering in the faith journey gives their friends encouragement and support to grow as well rather than settle for lukewarmness. Just like an NFL football team who unites under the same team goal of winning a Super Bowl, Christian men must build each other up and support each other on the journey toward heaven. For we seek perfection and must be willing to endure and not grow weary just like the saints we emulate.

 

Reading (Hebrew 12: 1 – 4):

Brothers and sisters: Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him Jesus endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.

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February 1, 2011 - Posted by | Daily Reading Reflections

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