Lord Jesus, your word is power and life. May I never doubt your love and mercy, and the power of your word that sets us free, and brings healing and restoration to body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Oh, Holy One of God, what do you have to do with us? We know that you have the words of eternal life and
can command the evil one to depart. You have power over all evil and
can conquer all sin. You are ready to do this because of your
unconditional love for us, and I am ready to listen humbly to your word
and respond, so that I may be healed and have life forever with you.
Reflection this week I share from Regnum Christi
1. His Way of Teaching: Jesus teaches with authority ––
of course he does, because he is the Son of God! He is the one who has
the words of eternal life. He has been at the Father’s side from all
eternity. He has come to teach us the way to the Kingdom of Heaven. So
many voices in our world today can confuse us and make us doubt our
faith. Can we not just listen with hearts of faith to the simple message
that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?
2. Jesus Is in Charge: Jesus commands the evil one, and
he submits. The evil one fears Christ’s power. The evil one is silenced
and chased out by a mere word from Christ. So often we worry and fear
that sin and evil have a grip on us that we cannot break. We worry we
cannot live up to what the Lord expects of us. Yet, his word makes that
evil one flee immediately. He can do the same in our lives if we put our
total trust in him.
3. The Evil I Cannot Overcome: What is the major evil
or sin that I have not been able to expel? What is the primary fault or
defect in my life? All my effort to improve has been blocked by this
insidious power, greater than my virtue. I need to turn to Christ and
put my trust in his word of life. I need to ask him to free me from that
power which consumes me and holds me back from loving and giving myself
to him and to others.
Conversation with Christ: Speak that word of life,
Lord. Free me from the power of the evil one. Do not let him run my life
or keep me from your love. Give me your grace and I will be satisfied.
Resolution: I will be bold and trust in the Lord’s power to help me overcome my faults and the power of the devil’s influence on my life.