Hello. Is Lent a time of learning the Bible or a time of sacrifice for others? Perhaps, both? I would love to hear the teachings and prayers for others, not just for ourselves. What I meant to say, it is very hard for me to think about myself at this moment, when I see so much blood and hear about so many lives, lost every day in a war. If the war was in America, we would pray day and night, if the death was happening in our families, we would weep and cry. But human being doesn’t love the… Read more »
Precious insight ‘ we dont feel the sorrow until it happens to us’ … thank you
I feel deep sorrow for those precious people in Ukraine. I will not stop praying for them! God will answer and make things right! I pray for Putin as something horrible is wrong with this man! I am also thankful to God for the people of Poland for their help and pray we can step up and do whatever is needed!
Join in praying the rosary with Bruce everyday. we pray for Ukraine eveyday.
I feel the same way as you do about Ukraine. The Whole World is praying for them. The Ukraine people are very religious people, and they are going to church even though it is an underground service. I hope GOD hears their prayers and ours and the war ends soon. The Blessed Mother has appeared there twice, and I hope and pray that God sends Mary there again. Love and prayers to everyone.
Amen, our prayers are with you to for Ukraine. Mother Mary come , much love Rosemary
Let’s pray for peace in the world and for those people who are suffering. Please God hear our prayers.
I pray for all of the innocent people of Ukraine may God keep them safe and protect them from the evil
Amen. Praying for Ukraine! God come to your people who need you right NOW. God Bless you Rosemary
After listening to your talk today I said the rosary with you and Rosemary. Thank you for this. I enjoyed Rosemary’s pray at the end. She does pray so beautifully. Thank you both for praying with us.
Thank you for praying with us. I love to pray! could do it all day! Thank you for supporting this Ministry to reach all so that they have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. much love Rosemary
Bruce – please clarify the statement about original sin. With all due respect Brother, I am afraid that some may misinterpret what has been stated about rejecting God. And certainly if I have, I stand corrected.
“Although it is proper to each individual, original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam’s descendants. It is a deprivation of original holiness and justice, but human nature has not been totally corrupted…..” CCC 405
In my CCC – I had penciled in “original sin is contracted, not committed.”
Hi Phyllis Thanks for your very good comment. Your last line captures well that Original Sin is, ‘contracted, not committed.’ In the quest to give Original Sin definition and explanation some academics describe it as ‘a flaw inherited or contracted within the condition of humankind’ who are made in the image and likeness of God and called by God to share in the divine life of God. The action of the death and ressurection of Jesus restores or atones for the consequences of Original Sin, making life with God fully accessible for all of humankind. Great thought and reflection. Thank… Read more »
Thank you Phyllis for the comment and Bruce for your response …. Very helpful in coming to a clearer understanding ….
Thank you so much for helping me to better understand the vastness of Gods sacrifices!
Thank you Bruce for this important message that confirms to me about the vastness of God’s Love and His forgiveness that goes far over and beyond any experience of forgiveness I have ever known!!! Today I was transfixed on a passage of Scripture Jeremiah 31: 31-37.Especially the verses 35- 37. I felt that the Lord was speaking to my heart about His great Love and forgiveness!!!May you be blessed and feel the Love of God ABUNDANTLY Bruce, and Rosemary and all who work in the ministries and all who are participating in these Daily Devotionals!!!
Without you…God…in our lives… there is often times little compassion for others. Lead us be instruments of peace In this world…and to love with open dialogue to occur creating a path to world peace. Amen
So true Melanie, God lead us to be instruments of peace- thats where it starts, with us and then we can spread it to the World with Gods help.Gods blessings to you Rosemary
Good evening and thanks for your reflections. Until I followed up on a comment I read today in a newspaper I can’t say I was aware of Van Morrison and his music. Are you familiar with Van Morrison “When Will I Ever Learn To LIve In God” ? I was amazed at how relevant the words were to your talk today. Coincidence! It is too long to quote here but Verse 3 is a sample of the lyrics. When will I ever learn To live in God? When will I ever learn? He gives me everything I need and more… Read more »
Thank you ….I will look up …Van Morrison … and will record verse four as a beautiful prayer to be said
Dear Di, this is Rosemary-Bruces wife- Yes I grew up with Van Morrison music – my Father would play it often- Great words to a great song. With God never a coincidence. He speaks truth in many places and with many means- including songs. Gods blessings to you Rosemary
Thank you Bruce for the wonderful explanation of this scripture.
It is one thing to forgive but saying a few words is only half the battle. The other half is looking again into the face you trusted and loved and have been hurt by and trusting again. Forgiving with words is easy. It is just the beginning. The hard part is living it out and becoming vulnerable again to the person who hurt you.
Dear Margaret you are so right. To forgive by our words is a start but the biggest battle is living it out. The blessing is though we have GOD walking with us to help us do this and He is patient and loving with us on this journey. Much love Rosemary
Let us pray for peace in this world amen
Good Friday.. Gods greatest gift to me! Much to unpack today. Believing I am worth His forgiveness surely I can open my heart and wipe slate clean on my hurts. Look forward to tomorrow for the road map to forgiving. Thank You
I am so thankful for His promise never to leave us or forsake us! The gift of the precious Holy Spirit to comfort, guide, lead, and prompting and enabling us to live in the Truth and there is only one Truth! Jesus is the Truth, the Way! I know that your message tomorrow will clarify many questions that linger in the hearts of many! Best Lent ever!!! 👍🙏
Thank you Bruce for explaining the difference between 10,000 talents and 100 denarii. I am a numbers person so this really made sense to me and helped bring a greater understanding of the vastness of God’s love and forgiveness.
I am now beginning to see he vastness of God’s love through His forgiveness , His love, His desire or for us to love Him.
Bruce and Rosemary. You two are so inspirational to me. I love how you explain things as you go along. For me, that’s exactly what I need to understand the Bible. Thank you!!
Thank you for your encouraging words and support of this Ministry, much love Rosemary
God bless you abundantly, can you have all your devotional subtitles in English for the deaf community , in Arabic too for the middle east and in French, just subtitles pls thanks so much 🙏.
I truly enjoyed the depth of your Commentary today & I thank you for your guidance.
Thank you for your encouraging words and support of this Ministry, Gods blessings Rosemary
Thank you so much, Bruce. I needed your words more today than you know. God is leading your words!
Glad that God us using this Ministry to encourage and lead you. Much love and looking forward to where God takes you Rosemary(Bruces wife)
Thank you so much! God bless you and Bruce always!
Powerful words of wisdom about forgiveness! Thank you
I can’t find today 16th march 2022 Lenten daily devotion
Bruce in light of today’s lesson, how would I as a mortal human being forgive someone like Presiden Putin for what he has done and seems content on doing to the Ukrainian people?
You mentioned the second slave owing an “ordinary sin,” Is that a venial or a mortal sin? I’ve never heard of sin being ordinary. Please clarify.
I was differentiating between original sin and our personal sin which I called ordinary. It’s not a common term and we should not think of sin as being ordinary. Thanks for the question.
The love of God is awesome, he is always there for us, his forgiveness has no limitations and he is asking us to have that kind of heart, if we can have that kind of heart, the world will be a better place, we are asking Almighty God to change us, make us to have love so we can love others, we give what we have. If we can enjoy the privilege of God’s mercy and sacrifice, even as sinful as we are, he still loves us, like a prodigal son who came back after lavishing everything he had, at… Read more »
I cannot measure or put a price on what I have gained from your daily devotionals and from Rosemary’s Heart Ministry. God bless you abundantly.
God Bless you Bruce and team
Thank you. What an awesome God we serve. His love is boundless. I love my LORD Jesus.