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Tuesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time – Open Immediately episode of Catholic Daily Reflections https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ib2vItqNMJByn2TKLvjGC?si=Ab9YFIBTRVal2R5vGcddIg

Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.”  Luke 12:35-36

The key here is that we are to “open immediately” when Jesus comes and knocks on the door of our heart.  This passage reveals the disposition that we are to have in our hearts regarding the way Christ comes to us, by grace, and “knocks.”

Jesus is knocking on your heart.  He is continually coming to you seeking to come in and recline with you so as to converse, strengthen, heal and help.  The question to honestly ponder is whether or not you are ready to let Him in immediately.  Too often we hesitate in our encounter with Christ.  Too often we want to know the full plan for our lives before we are willing to submit and surrender.  

What we must come to know is that Jesus is trustworthy in every way.  He has the perfect answer to every question we have and He has the perfect plan for every aspect of our lives.  Do you believe this?  Do you accept this as true?  Once we accept this truth we will be better prepared to open the door of our heart at the first prompting of grace.  We will be prepared to be immediately attentive to all that Jesus wants to say to us and to the grace He wants to give us.

Reflect, today, upon how ready you are to open immediately every part of your life to the grace and will of God.  Let Him in with great joy and enthusiasm and let His plan continue to unfold in your life.

Lord, I do wish to let You into my life more deeply each and every day.  I desire to hear Your voice and respond generously.  Give me the grace to respond to You as I ought.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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By: Bobby Quitain

Give a young man a choice between wealth in the bank and peace in the heart, and most likely, he will almost instinctively choose the former.

On the other hand, give an older man a choice between the two, and I believe, more often than not, he would choose the latter.

You see, experience can teach us what really matters in life.

Don’t get me wrong. Wealth isn’t bad but never think for a moment that it will bring you lasting joy.

Peace, on the other hand, is priceless.

Money can’t buy peace. Success can’t achieve peace. Fame can’t create peace.

Peace isn’t for sale.

It is a gift one receives when one is in a right relationship with God and with others. It is that sense of security knowing that if you die today, your soul is earth-detached and heaven-bound.

At night, I often find myself unable to sleep unless I first do my rounds in the house to make sure that all the doors have been locked. It is only then when I am sure that everything including my family is secured that I can peacefully go to sleep.

True security brings peace.

When you are secured of your soul and the souls of your loved ones, you live your life in peace now and leave your life in peace when the time comes. It is that sense of fulfillment that you’ve done all that you could’ve done and that there is nothing left for you to do.

Today, I invite you to make things right with others and with God.

Ask for forgiveness.
Let go of your grudges.
Turn away from sin.
Learn to forebear and choose your battles.
Prioritize your relationships.
Invest in people more than things.

The world with all its empty promises can never give you peace, my friend. Peace can only come from Jesus. Peace can only be found in Jesus.

“For he is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14)

God bless your day, my friend!