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Romans 1:1-7; Luke 11:29-32

“The Lord has made known his salvation…” (Ps 98:1)

“Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles” (Rom 1:5)

The Psalm for today declares that the Lord has made known his salvation. How has the Lord made his salvation known to you? What people or experiences have helped you understand or appreciate salvation more deeply? Thank God for those who were graced in ways that enabled them to bring you to a new level of understanding, a new level of obedience, or a new level of reconciliation.

Let’s read Psalm 98 slowly two or three times today and make it a song of praise. Use it to reflect today on the awesome nature of our God who loves us and redeems us. Let’s respond prayerfully to the challenge that Jesus posed to the crowds. Can we realize in a new way today that this salvation is worth more than anything for which would take an arduous trip? Can we come to more fully realize that this salvation is still worth life-changing repentance? Perhaps we can pray for wisdom so that we, like Paul, can see how we are graced to bring about deeper reconciliation, praise, or obedience in others around us.

Jesus, grant us grace to respond with gratitude, joy, and love to your awesome salvation.

By Sue Crawford

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* Our Way of Life *

 

"Our diverse talents and abilities, our differences in culture, nationality and age are assets for the richness of the community. Although we may be engaged in a variety of ministries, we all share the common call to apostolic discipleship in a community of the Catholic Apostolate of St. Vincent Pallotti."(OWL, 91)

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"Christ, the Apostle of the Eternal Father, and his mission are central to our personal and community life, giving meaning and direction to our thinking, our spirituality, our prayer, action and suffering." (OWL, 19)

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"As a community of disciples we are gathered around Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father. Like the first disciples, we want to be with Jesus, be sent out by him and return to him to evaluate our service in the light of his presence." (OWL, 88)

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"As Pallottines, it is our special charism to foster growth in faith and love among the laity, to awaken them to awareness of their apostolic call, and to cooperate with them in furthering the apostolic mission." (OWL, 21)

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"Our relationships with one another should be marked by a love that bears all, believes all and hopes for all, a love that is neither conceited nor jealous, which hurts no one, nor is embittered or resentful. It is never discouraged but remains patient and kind. It rejoices with others and shares their suffering. It is with this kind of love that we should help and support one another." (OWL, 90)