Nov 02 2011
2 Corinthians 6:16 & 7:1 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: “I will live with them and move among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.” . . . Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
“Beloved, never has it been more urgent that you keep yourselves clean from every defilement. Every unrepented sin is like a magnet to the enemies of your soul–and they are raging more than ever since their time is almost up. Keep yourselves pure through frequent confession and the Act of Contrition, through use of holy water and frequent Communion. I have given you many ways to make yourselves invisible to the enemy. Use them often, my children. Do not give the devil a chance to work on you. Forgive, repent, confess, rest in my mercy. I am very near to those who trust in me.”
Jesus we trust in you. We need your grace and above all your mercy. Keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for your coming in glory. Amen.