Good News C49
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
There are many
times I wished someone had lifted me up on their shoulders so I could see parts
of a Thanksgiving Day Parade. Or wish I
was 6 feet 2 inches tall when I am trying to reach an item on the top shelf at
the grocery store or to reach the cookies on the top shelf in the kitchen. Imagine if you were trying to see the most
famous person alive today. Who would it be?
What would you do? That’s what Zacchaeus was doing. He was trying to see
the most famous person he knew of. He
had heard many good things about
How can you get
So, if you know of
something you have done in the past that makes
Many people in your church may need help. One thing you can do to help others is to pray for them. Ask God to give them an abundance of food, clothing, and shelter. Give extra cans of food, clothing you have outgrown, and/or money to buy toothpaste and toothbrushes, to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. Ask God to grant peace to your family, your neighborhood, your city, and our world. Ask God to help you learn how to show him that you love Him.
God sees you all the time no matter where you are, no matter how short or tall, how big or small you are. He loves you very much. He will hear your prayers from the treetops or in your bed, from the car or at the dinner table. Wherever you happen to be, God hears you. He will answer your prayers in wondrous ways because He is a good, loving, and forgiving God.
Say the “Our Father” and thank God for always calling your name and never leaving you out.
“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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