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St. Camillus de Lellis

Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12
Psalm 103
Matthew 11:25-27

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"jesus, my lord, my god, my all"

"Father, it is true. You have graciously willed it so." —Matthew 11:26

Jesus proclaims: "Everything has been given over to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son but the Father, and no one knows the Father but the Son — and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him" (Mt 11:27). "Full authority has been given to Me both in heaven and on earth" (Mt 28:18). "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (Jn 14:6). "Apart from Me you can do nothing" (Jn 15:5).

"Through Him all things came into being, and apart from Him nothing came to be" (Jn 1:3). "He is before all else that is. In Him everything continues in being" (Col 1:17). "It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in Him" (Col 1:19). Jesus Himself and the Scriptures clearly and emphatically proclaim that Jesus is Lord, God, and Savior (Mk 14:61-62; Jn 20:28). "At Jesus' name every knee must bend in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth, and every tongue proclaim to the glory of God the Father: Jesus Christ is Lord!" (Phil 2:10-11)

Bow down this very moment, kneel or prostrate yourself before the majesty of Jesus Christ, Lord of lords and King of kings. He is worthy to be praised. "Worthy is the Lamb That was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and praise!" (Rv 5:12) "To the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!" (Rv 5:13) Alleluia!

Prayer:  Father, "the greatest thing in all my life is praising You."

Promise:  "The cry of the Israelites has reached Me, and I have truly noted that the Egyptians are oppressing them. Come now!" —Ex 3:9-10

Praise:  St. Camillus began his ministry to the sick because the Capuchins rejected him due to the ulcer on his leg. He responded by becoming a wounded healer for Jesus.

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, January 22, 2007

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