May 16, 2017

St. Francis de Sales says:  “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Mankind must desire to please God, first and foremost, in order to make righteous free-will choices.  These days free will chooses to place distance between the heart of man and the Divine Will of God.  This is why you have weapons of mass destruction in the hands of evil.  This is why the peace and security of the world rests in the hands of just a few leaders, some of whom have only evil agendas.”

“Arm yourselves with the Truth which is Holy Love.  Pray that evil is recognized and thwarted.  Prayer needs to be your free-will weapon of choice.  You cannot conceive of the evil that is in hearts, but you can pray for its defeat.  You will receive the grace you need in every present moment.  There are many ways to prepare for the future, but reliance on present-moment grace needs to be your peace and security.”

Read Titus 2:11-14 +

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for Himself a people of His own who are zealous for good deeds.

Synopsis: Jesus came as our Savior, teaching us to reject all ungodly, worldly concerns and to live with Holy Love in our hearts, looking to Christ’s example, Who gave Himself for our redemption.

+ -Scripture verses asked to be read by St. Francis de Sales.
-Scripture taken from the Ignatius Bible.
-Synopsis of Scripture provided by Spiritual Advisor.

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