God gives us the gift of righteousness, symbolized by a white garment. We are given this gift in baptism and are called to preserve it throughout our life and into the everlasting life of Heaven. Seeing holiness as a gift from God will help us answer Peter’s question at the Pearly Gates.
An elderly widow teaches us to be persistent. Moses shows us that when we are doing the work of God, we can rely on God for the strength to achieve it. In the same way, the movement 40 Days for Life is successful because it is faithful to God’s purposes in a way that is both prayerful and persistent. Are you doing the work of God, with the strength that comes from God?
The Good News is not about abortion, divorce, or homosexuality. The Good News is the incredible love of God that washes clean every sin. The Pope wants us speak more about Christ; he wants wounded people to meet the Healer. Today we ready how a man named Naaman discovers the healing power of God. More importantly, through his journey of healing, he discovers God Himself. We all have a part to play to help heal the wounds. Will you bring people to Jesus?
We often treat our Catholic Faith like fine china; our ancestors passed it down to us for special occasions. But faith is a living thing. When we were baptized we received a seed of faith; we must care for it. Give your faith sunlight by daily prayer, water it with Mass, feed it with catechism, and keep it from harm. Your faith will put down deep roots and grow strong.