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December 31, 2019

Daily Reflection for December 31, 2019

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,

We encourage you to reflect on Tuesday’s readings at this link: Click here.

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: 1 John 2:18-21
Responsorial: Psalm 96: 1-2, 11-13
Gospel: John 1:1-18

Our reflection on Tuesday’s readings:
“But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.”  1 John 20
 
Happy New Year’s Eve! It is indeed the last hour. The last hour of 2019. And the last hour of another decade. The last hour can force us to pause and reflect on all that has happened in our lives. The good and the bad. The celebrations and tragedies. The hopes and despairs. The last hour reflections can present all of this to us. However, all of the experiences in our lives, whether we recognize it or not, have one thing in common: Christ present.
 
In my last hour reflections, which should happen more than just today, I need to remember to focus on the truth and the anointing, not the antichrists in my life. The antichrists of self-doubt, self-loathing, and self-pity, often overshadow the truth. These are lies. I need to remember the truth that was there from the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” -John 1:1
 
My prayer for today and always: I know the truth. And so do you. Will you pray it with me?
 
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,
Tim Bush

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