Friday, January 14, 2011

Prayers & Reflections for January 14

The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

Chapter V
Looking Into My Soul

But he who cleaves to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee immorality.

Every sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
"Or do you not know that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you are bought at a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body" (I Cor. 6:19-20).

"But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt. 5:28).

"But the things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and those things defile a man. For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testi­monies,. blasphemies" (Matt. 15:18-19).

"Then when concupiscence hath con­ceived, it bringeth forth sin, but sin, when it is completed, begetteth death" (James 1:15).

"For we ourselves also were sometime unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared, not by the works of Justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost" (Titus 3:3-5).

"Meats for the belly and the belly for the meats, but God will destroy both it and them. But the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body" (I Cor. 6:13).

[Continued tomorrow]
The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen
(C) 1943, P.J. Kenedy & Sons

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