SAINT JOHN MARY VIANNEY, PRIEST
Today we celebrate the memorial of St John Mary Vianney. He showed great faith and dedication in his priestly ministry.
1st Reading: Numbers 13:1-2.25-14:1.26-29.34-35: The spies returned from Canaan.
Psalm 106: O Lord remember me out of the love you have for your people.
Gospel: Matthew 5:21-28: The Canaanite woman debates with Jesus and saved her daughter.
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From persistency to reverence in faith the Canaanite woman in today’s gospel received favor from the Lord Jesus. Her daughter was delivered from the hands of the devil. Christ tested her and she value the test and came through successfully. Her daughter was well again. This is what faith can do for us, when we feel all hope is gone, faith comes through. When we are in doubt, faith gives us courage to face any test that comes our way. What we believe truly matters. Faith in God makes us write out the success story of our lives and how God carried us through.
Unlike the other spies who went to the land of Canaan, that brought in evil reports to discourage and disparage the people, Caleb instead stood against such a discouraging report and He said to the people, ‘WE MUST MARCH ON! ‘This is what I urge us to do with our faith and our believe today. Believe! Have Faith in God and you will achieve it! There is a proverb that says that the many legs of the centipede does not stop it from falling but helps it to carry on. We too must never be discouraged but take it to the Lord in prayer.
ST. JOHN MARY VIANNEY’S FAMOUS QUOTES
God commands you to pray but forbids you to worry.
All that we do without offering it to God is wasted.
St John Mary Vianney, pray for us.Amen.
Have a nice day!