A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, January 05, 2009

"Do not trust every spirit"

For many people, today is the first work day of the year.

It is fitting that the first reading on this first day (1 John 3:22-4:6) remind us of the necessity for exercising discernment.

Beloved, do not trust every spirit
but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

In this world of confusion and conflict, may we always seek the truth that comes from God.

You belong to God, children,
and you have conquered them,
for the one who is in you
is greater than the one who is in the world.