Journey into Freedom Day 14

A man with head in hands

Preparation: Begin by stilling; then dedicating the time of prayer to God and asking God that all you think, feel and imagine are for the glory of God.

Gift: I ask for shame and sorrow for my sin.

Setting: Read the Bible passage below and see what stands out for you.

Romans 7:14-23 NIV

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.

A man with head in hands

Follow the meditation on Scripture with a conversation with God and a Final Prayer.

A Thought for Today: I will thank God for giving me life up till now, proposing to do better in the future with His Grace. -St Ignatius of Loyola

The Call

The call of Christ can be costly, not all can bring themselves to take the radical step and follow. Calls are different.

The disciples of Jesus were called and followed him all over the country. The man who was cured of demonic possession in the land of the Gadarenes asked to follow, but was told to tell people of God’s work in his own home area.

Our call begins today. It is no use lamenting a call we heard years ago but didn’t follow. The evil one will want to trouble us with calls of the past we can now do nothing about. The wasted opportunities, mistakes and sins of the past are forgiven; we have to move on. The good God calls us afresh today.

We are called to face the future with enthusiasm and hope.

What is Christ calling you to do in the here and now?