POSITIVE THINKING DAY
Job, Chapter 1, Verse 8-9
8 The LORD said to the
Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him,
blameless and upright, FEARING God
and avoiding evil.” 9 The Satan answered the Lord and
said, “Is it for nothing that Job is GOD-FEARING?
The devil is the author of fear. The opposite of fear is not bravery but love. Christ showed his love for us by breaking the power of the devil by overcoming death. He showed us His love by sharing our human nature. He asks us in the gospel to love as He loved.” I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you.” (John 13:34) Christ therefore restores God’s original intend to give man life eternal and voiding the death that the devil had brought into the world. The fear of death is a fear based on the false conception that death marks the end of a person’s kindred with God. Jesus deliberately allied himself with us in order to be a merciful and faithful high priest in our behalf; expiating our sins as one who experienced the same tests as we. We usually give in to our sinfulness when we are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (HALT). To halt sinful behaviors, we must practice acts of love so that when we are hungry let us give food to the hungry; when we are angry let us remember to secure justice for the oppressed; when we are lonely let us remember to keep faith with our brethren; and when we are tired let us take up the yoke of Christ; for his yoke is easy and his burden is light.
Ponder this day
if the Lord is calling you to the Priesthood or the religious life.
Positive Thinking Day is a time set aside each year to concentrate on all things positive. An American entrepreneur started this day in 2003 so that people could commemorate the many rewards that can be found in thinking positively.
How to Celebrate Positive Thinking Day
If you are not sure what to do to celebrate, here are a few suggestions. Start the day positively by saying “Today is going to be a good day!” This will set the tone for the day ahead of you.
Say some affirmations. These are positive sentences about you or your circumstances that can give you boldness, confidence and self-esteem.
· Hang around with positive people.
· Show gratitude for the simple things in life.
· Read or watch positive, motivational books and movies.
· Be kind to someone today.
Finally, the best thing you can do for yourself
and others, today and every day is to simply smile.
35 Promises of God cont.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”-James 4:7
· Unite in the work of the Porters of St. Joseph by joining them in fasting: Today's Fast: Victims of clergy sexual abuse
· Eat waffles and Pray for the assistance of the Angels
· Iceman’s Total Consecration to Mary-Day3
· Monday: Litany of Humility
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