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YES AND NO

October 30, 2021


Morning Matthew 21:28-30

Noon Psalms 5

Evening Isaiah 6:8


Yes and no are very short and different words; Sometimes we say “yes” so late and “no” so fast that we can lose the best of our lives. One of the biblical characters who quickly said "no" was Jonah. God wanted Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and announce that he was going to destroy it because of all the evil that was in that place. But Jonah fled from the presence of God, because he knew that God is good and merciful and if the inhabitants of that city repented of their bad behavior and their violence, they would obtain divine forgiveness. Which is why Jonah wanted to get away by taking a boat that was leaving for Tarsis. He was heading in the opposite direction of where he had to go and by that action, Jonah was a rebellious prophet. Don't be like Jonah. Say as Isaiah responded to God: "Here I am, send me." Do not refuse your mission. Don’t think you can’t or that you are weak, just trust and do not be rebellious. At God’s calling, say: I am present! There are people waiting for you to make the work of Jesus shine in them.


Don’t run away from challenges. Christ will give you wisdom to face them.


Written by Gersy Cárdenas

Translated by Maria Elena Cardona

 

Morning Matthew 21:28-30

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’

29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went.

30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.


Noon Psalms 5

1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.



Evening Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

 

Prayer Guide list: [Venezuela-El Limón] y [E.U. Diócesis Oeste-Kingwood]

Annual Bible reading: Luke 20, 21, 22, 23, 24



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