Verse of the Day

On that day Yahweh will become King over all the earth — Yahweh alone, and His name alone.
Zechariah 14:9 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/zec.14.9.HCSB


Verse of the Day

The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 5:7 HCSB
https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/mat.5.7/46034


Relics

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For All Saints Day, St. John Cantius Catholic Church displayed their massive collection of saints relics, which are little slivers of bones or tresses of hair. It seems kind of a weird thing to put into a gold case, right?

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In his homily (aka sermon) the priest explained how before he became Catholic, he did think this was odd.

Now he made us consider his story of the Cub’s winning the World Series in 2016. Everyone in the city was gung ho for the team and in a celebratory spirit. He recalled the day of the homecoming parade, he was on a train platform and saw a piece of confetti and reflexively he reached down for this discarded piece of paper. An older man beat him to it.

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Upon reflection, he believed that it’s human nature to want to keep a piece of greatness or joy. By keeping and displaying these relics he felt we’re making visible those Christians who’ve gone before us who are cheering us on and inspiring us on how to live as we were designed to live.

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Verse of the Day

Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Matthew 5:10 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/mat.5.10.HCSB


Verse of the Day

Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Matthew 5:10 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/mat.5.10.HCSB


Verse of the Day

Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement allow you to live in harmony with one another, according to the command of Christ Jesus,
Romans 15:5 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/rom.15.5.HCSB


Verse of the Day

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable — if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise — dwell on these things.
Philippians 4:8 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/php.4.8.HCSB


Before the Beginning

by Christina Rossetti

Before the beginning Thou hast foreknown the end,
Before the birthday the death-bed was seen of Thee:
Cleanse what I cannot cleanse, mend what I cannot mend.
O Lord All-Merciful, be merciful to me.

While the end is drawing near I know not mine end:
Birth I recall not, my death I cannot foresee:
O God, arise to defend, arise to befriend,
O Lord All-Merciful, be merciful to me.


Verse of the Day

When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/ecc.12.13.HCSB


Verse of the Day

For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:14 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/rom.6.14.HCSB