“The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you”
Delving deeply into the scriptures, we’ll reflect on and discuss “The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” Do we regress into the old law of “an eye for an eye” or are we focusing on the measure of God’s love, forgiveness and mercy? As agents of God’s mercy, consider the good deeds you do for others and the impact such may have on them. At the final judgment, God will remind us, “you did it to Me.” The beatitudes provide the path for blessedness and God’s generous reward. We’ll prayerfully consider Matthew 5:1-11 in relation to the measures we use.
Please bring your bible – hard copy only …and a reflective presence.
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu will lead this September Friends Days of Prayer, the first of the 2017-18 Friends Day season. These retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every month. Friends Day guests gather at 9:30am for breakfast pastries and coffee. Fr. Vincent will begin with a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore.
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu was ordained in 2006 for the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, eastern Nigeria. He is currently working for the archdiocese of Baltimore as associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Glen Burnie. Rev. Arisukwu’s primary focus is in family ministry. Initiator of the Family Apostolate, he supports marriage and family life through prayer, pastoral guidance and spiritual direction. He is a prolific writer publishing an online newsletter, website, blog and numerous newspaper articles. Rev. Arisukwu holds two master’s degrees in Theology and Communication. Follow him at www.familypriest.com or on Facebook at Family Apostolate @ CCGB.