“Is not this Joesph the Carpenter’s boy?” (Lk 4:22)
“He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. (Mk 4:39)
“It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.” (MK 4:31)
“After Nathan had spoken to King David, the king went in and sat before the LORD . . .” (2 Samuel 7:18)
Loving God, help us to understand the truth underlying the gospel story. Give us wisdom and give us the desire to imitate what we learn
God our Strength, may we, like Timothy and Titus, find in our faith today the comfort and encouragement we need to remain faithful to your Gospel and to build your kingdom.
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature”. (Mk 16:15)
"The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; the decree of the Lord is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple." ( Psalm 19: 8)
Jesus and his disciples have entered the house, but the large crowds are making it impossible for them to eat. His family members see him coming with the crowds and remark that he is out of his mind.
“Protect those tottering towards execution!” (Proverbs 24:11)
“Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” (Gal 5:26)
“Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” (1 Sm 17:32)
“The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath.That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” (Mk 2:27)
"the day will come when the bridegroom is no longer with them.” (MK 2: 20)
"Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory and his disciples began to believe in him".
Loving God give us the courage to do whatever it is that you wish for us. Help us to follow you in a closer way this year
“you will complain against the king whom you have chosen, but on that day the Lord will not answer you” (1 Samuel 8:18).
Lord we ask you to show us mercy in our defeats.
Lord, please open my eyes and my ears to see and hear your call. Give me Courage to respond
"Quiet, come out of him!The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him. All were amazed." (MK 1: 20)
The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” (Mk 1:14-15)
“The heavens were opened and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved son, listen to him!” (Mk 9: 7)
“Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, Here, he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.” (JN 3:26)
“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” And Jesus simply stretches out his hand, touching him, and says, “I do will it. Be made clean.” (Mk 16:12-13)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, who has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, let the oppressed go free, and proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19)