Saturday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time _Today’s Gospel_ Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:1-5.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:1-5.
While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.
Some Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”
Jesus said to them in reply, “Have you not read what David did when he and those (who were) with him were hungry?
(How) he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering, which only the priests could lawfully eat, ate of it, and shared it with his companions.”
Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”

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How to Build a Positive Thinking Mindset

A positive thinking can produce positive attitude and positive attitude leads to positive results. It will also make things become easier and even enjoyable. Here are other tips to have benefits from positive thinking because it can help you realize things that are never thought to be possible. Thinking big and positive is a success habit.

 

By having positive thinking, you will face the world and every challenge more easily and wisely, and also you are more motivated and believe that you will achieve your success ahead that has waited to be reached.

Believe that you create your own destiny. No one can decide and create your future except you. You are responsible for your own life. There is no end to how much you can accomplish in a lifetime.

 

Keep your sense of humor. laugh at and with yourself when possible. It will entertain you and your mind will be clearer and can finally make your thought more possible. Humor is very attractive and very passionate.

 

Make a commitment to yourself to think in positive ways and make a commitment not to think in negative way. Always fill your mind with positive things. Don’t pollute your precious mind with something useless.

 

Be grateful or have gratitude in what you have today. Learn to utilize what you have in your hands and make use of it in the most constructive way.

 

Avoid everything that can affect you badly. Your environment is one of biggest factors that influence your thought. If the environment is negative, you will be surrounded by it and then your thought will be affected too. If it is positive, you will be surrounded by positive things that can support you for having positive thinking.

 

Try not to worry. If something bad happens or everything doesn’t go well, do not worry. By adopting this attitude, you are going to believe that everything will be OK and fine.

 

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Sorry for Yourself

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. Dale Carnegie

We all have times where we feel sorry for ourselves.  It happens, it’s not good for us, but it happens.  The thing is, feeling sorry for ourselves doesn’t change anything, and it doesn’t do anything.  Well it doesn’t do anything productive.  What it does do, is make us feel even worse about our situation and in turn, we then feel more sorry for ourselves.  It’s this vicious circle.

I am not going to go all crazy and say never feel sorry for yourself.  If you can do that, I invite you to PLEASE share with me exactly what how you manage that!!!!  What I am going to say is don’t be self-indulgent about your self pity. Feel sorry for yourself, figure out why and try and figure out a solution.  At the same time, look around you at all the good things you do have going on in your life and try and focus on them.  Celebrate the good that is going on in your life.  Acknowledge whatever is making you feel sorry for yourself and try and move past it.  Don’t give in too much to the self-pity party.  Choose to celebrate life instead!

Originally published at Think Positive 30

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Today’s Gospel_ Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 5:1-11.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 5:1-11.
While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.
He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.
Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.”
When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.
They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him,
and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.

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Thought for the day

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“Tolerance is such an important life lesson
that the chickens have shared with our family.
Not everyone is going to like you,
nor are you going to like them.
However,
it is important to always be
courteous, respectful, and kind.
You don’t have to be friends.
You don’t have to hang out.
But you should always lead by example.
It’s a great big world out there
and the flock of humanity is grandiose in size.”
~ Melissa Caughey

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Today’s Gospel Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 4:38-44.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 4:38-44.
After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her.
He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them.
At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them.
And demons also came out from many, shouting, “You are the Son of God.” But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Messiah.
At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them.
But he said to them, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.”
And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

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Today’s Gospel_Saint Luke 4:16-30.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 4:16-30.
Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read
and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?”
He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb, ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.'”
And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.
But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

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