Dec 20 2009
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.
“My child, do you see how I have been preparing you for the coming trial, how I have called you to increased prayer and fasting? Is this not so that you will be able to stand firm when you are tested? For all will be tested. Those whose lamps are filled will not be ashamed on the day of judgment, for their faith will have seen them through. Child, there is much to come, but I have given you invincible weapons if you only use them: the Word—a double-edged sword; the rosary—an anchor and a link to heaven; my Chaplet of Divine Mercy—a flaming arrow to my Sacred Heart. Child, I have given you my own Spirit, the Breath of Love that flows between the Father and the Son. If I have given you all this and more, why then do you fear? Rejoice! Your King comes in triumph to set his people free from sin and death. Rejoice! For he comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”
Jesus, Beloved, help us to know this always, and to make use of all the gifts you have given us in this age, most especially the gift of your Holy Spirit with whom we were sealed at Confirmation. Help us to wait in joyful hope for your coming at Christmas and at the end of the age. Amen. Alleluia!