Good News B32
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
"A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house."
Even in your own family and your hometown, people
may say that you can only do the same thing as your family has done
before. It is through the grace of God
that you are able to rise above these expectations. It is through your faith in God that you are
able to do new things that no one in your family has been able to do
before. Say to yourself: “With God’s help, I will achieve great things
for him.” And
if no one in your family or hometown believes in you, realize that God believes
in you. His belief in your capabilities
has no limits.
If you want to be a doctor, say, “With God’s help, I will be a great doctor.” If you want to be a teacher say, “With the help of God the Father,
Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you increase your faith in him and your faith in yourself.
“Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
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