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March 6, 2011: 9th Sunday in Oridnary Time

Take the next couple of days to think about your life and what it is God is asking of you as a Christian.


Jesus said to his followers,
“Everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like the wise person who built a house upon the rock; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”
(Matthew 7:24-25)

Every week we hear good advice from Jesus in one of the gospels. How often though do we think about taking that advice and putting into action in our own lives?
Growing in our Christian faith happens slowly. It doesn’t happen like magic. If we are to be a faithful follower of Jesus we must work at it.

Action:

Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday.
During the season of Lent we are invited to do something practical that changes us into a more committed disciple of Jesus.
Take the next couple of days to think about your life and what it is God is asking of you as a Christian. What special action could you do throughout the forty days of Lent that would help you become the person God created you to be? How can you change your life for the better?

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