LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPEAK THROUGH YOU
26 DECEMBER (Feast of St. Stephen)
?Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Ps 31:3bc-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17 (R.v.6a); Matt 10:17-22
?LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPEAK THROUGH YOU (cf. Matt 10:18)
We give thanks to God for his love and mercy upon us, and for the opportunity to reflect on his Word daily. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen.?
We pray that he may allow his Word to penetrate the innermost part of our being and give us the grace to serve him more faithfully not minding the danger that might want to scare us away from doing so through Christ our Lord. Amen.?
The best we can do to appreciate God is to do his will in all circumstances. This would not be an easy venture. Jesus already warned his disciples of that uneasiness but reminded them that it is the work of God; God will surely provide the tools for the work (cf. Matt 10:17-22).??
The only thing God requires of us therefore is proper disposition. St Stephen had possessed this disposition. See how he was described upon his election as a deacon, “A man full of faith and the Holy Spirit” (Acts 6:5).?
If we allow God to possess us, we will bear true witness to God and then it won’t matter again what happens to us because alive or dead, we belong to God (Rom 14:8). Do not be afraid to stand for God for he does not fail. I am a living testimony!?
May he also not fail you in time of need. Amen.?
Have a joyful boxing day. Remember to spend it in doing charity. It is well with you.?