40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.
Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe
DAILY CHALLENGE: Charity – Thanksgiving to God
DAILY THEME: Come and See!
THINK ABOUT THIS: Nathanael asked whether anything good can come from Nazareth? Many times people conclude that nothing good can come from us, they underrate us and judge us with our ugly past. But we do not live in the past again, but in the future. The Nazareth they used to know is now harbouring Christ and can no longer remain the same.
Do not waste time convincing people about what the Lord can do, do not only preach to them about Jesus, draw them to Him so that they may have a personal encounter with Him. Come to Jesus at this period and your story will never remain the same.
Bible Reading – John 1:43-51
The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
PRAY WITH ME
Lord, I have come before you to see and to have a personal encounter with you. Help me to know you more that I may be able to draw people to you. Come into my life that good things maybe identified in my life just like in Nazareth. Let your Holy Spirit accompany me on this journey to make it fruitful in my life.
(Say this prayer as many times as you can, today)
Psalm 23:6 (3X)
Psalm 118:17 (3X)
TOMORROW’S CHALLENGE: Visit the altar to pray
***If you are interested in this spiritual journey, please let me know. Ask questions, tell me your challenges through your comments and never give up should you miss any day. God bless you. ***
***You may decide to accompany this journey with shorter fast, or by avoiding bad habits. And then daily Rosary****