Col 1: 24 – 2: 3           Paul is ready to embrace whatever suffering is necessary in order to proclaim the Gospel. It is people with this level of commitment to the Gospel that have the capacity to change the Church and the world! When we reflect upon the lives of the saints this is what we discover they did. In being committed without reserve to the Gospel God was able to use them to bring about extraordinary advances in the proclamation of the Gospel that in turn often changed the world.


Holy Spirit, strengthen me in my commitment to live and proclaim the Gospel so that the witness of my life will be as powerful as possible.


Lk 6: 6-11       Jesus is unconcerned at the concern of the Pharisees regarding his healing a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. It is unconscionable to us that anyone would think that Jesus has done anything wrong! Yet that is exactly what the Pharisees believe. Let us pray that we will have the wisdom and discernment to be able to know the difference between right and wrong.


Holy Spirit, help me to form my mind according to that of God who is thr author of all truth.