Homilies by Fr. Ken Lao, CC (Page 4)
You will undergo trials, difficulties, and failures. There is always a temptation to go back to the old way of life, old habits, and to jump ship. But, the Lord meets us in our failure and he challenges us to get back to his calling and live for his kingdom.
Rise again in the resurrection power. We have that power to rise up and continue this fight. We don’t lose when we get knocked down. We lose when we don’t stand up.
Jesus told us how much he loved us. He also showed us how much he loved us.
Our natural inclination is to go back. But, we were created for freedom. The Lord wants to set us free so we can experience the fullness of life, joy, and peace.
All of us are tempted. The enemy is cunning, powerful, and very patient. He finds an opportune time to tempt us when we are vulnerable, tired, lonely, angry, and hungry. We need to be watchful when we are vulnerable.
I hope when people see us they see the love in us.
Do you believe you are beloved sons and daughters of God?
If we are secure in our identity, it will empower us to do the mission that God has called us to do.
What if Jesus was not born? What if we didn’t receive this greatest gift? God loves us so much that he gave us his only Son. He is the greatest gift to us. What is our response? Cherish this gift. Receive this gift and grow in relationship with him. Deepen your faith in him and share the gift with others.
Do we allow Jesus to reign in our lives?