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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

1 John 4:7-10
Psalm 72:1-4, 7-8
Mark 6:34-44

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the time of my life

"Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish, Jesus raised His eyes to heaven, pronounced a blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to distribute." —Mark 6:41

Jesus can multiply five loaves and two fish to feed thousands. He can also take one day and make it worth a thousand years (2 Pt 3:8). Jesus wants to give you a Christmas present of multiplying time. Evangelizing the more than six billion people on this earth will take many years, even with modern transportation and communications. Ask Jesus to multiply our time and do the job in the year 2011.

Restoring family life will take generations. Ask Jesus for a multiplication-miracle of family restoration in a few short months.

Renewing the local church has historically taken most of a century. Ask Jesus that it be miraculously done in our times.

In America, we don't need food multiplied as much as time. Ask Jesus to multiply "Christmas time" to evangelize, restore, renew, and feed the world.

Prayer:  Jesus, may I let You love and surprise me this Christmas.

Promise:  "Love, then, consists in this: not that we have loved God but that He has loved us and has sent His Son as an Offering for our sins." —1 Jn 4:10

Praise:  St. Elizabeth raised her own five children and then dedicated the remainder of her life to the rest of God's children.

Reference:  (Ask Jesus to multiply time in your life each day by reading the Bible daily. For encouragement, order any or all of these audio or video tapes: Ignorance of Scriptures is Ignorance of Christ, AV 82-1, V-82, How to Pray the Bible on audio AV 82-3 or on video V-82, How to Read the Bible on audio AV 46-3 or on video V-46, Principles of Bible Interpretation, audio AV 79-1, video V-79.)

Rescript:  †Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, May 28, 2010

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