Source: Feast of Saint James, Apostle
Verse of the Day for Monday, July 24, 2017:
Thoughts on Today’s Verse….
What do you you do to welcome new neighbors into your neighborhood or apartment complex? How warmly do you personally welcome visitors at your church or in your Bible study group? When was the last time you invited someone new in your congregation over for dinner or included them in a gathering of your Christian friends? While some have the gift of hospitality, all of us need to be warm and open to folks we don’t know that join us for Christian worship and fellowship. Why not make a commitment to meet and welcome one new person at church each week. In a cold impersonal world, we can make a huge difference in the lives of those seeking the shelter and grace of Jesus and his people.
Father, please help me, and please help my congregation, be more open and welcoming to people who are new and who are visiting. Please use us to share your grace and provide them a Christian home. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A lot of people think when a person commits suicide they go straight to hell and that’s not true. Because the criteria to go to hell changed my thinking, because a person has to be in there right mind when they do a certain act. And my thinking is a person can’t be in their right mind at all when they commit suicide. I believe they are temporarily insane. And when you commit suicide and you are temporarily insane you do not meet the criteria of a mortal sin which sends you to hell. The three criteria for a mortal sin which sends you to hell are….1. It is a gravely wrong action, 2. The person knew it was gravely wrong, and 3. The person did so out of free will. This is something I received during mass. Now I don’t know exactly where it came from, but I think the word was truly alive and it proved to me it was the living word as I always knew it was. I love you all