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Pope St. Gregory the Great

1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Psalm 37:3-6, 27-28, 39-40
Luke 5:33-39

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"Men should regard us as servants of Christ and administrators of the mysteries of God." —1 Corinthians 4:1

Are you a trustworthy administrator of the mysteries of God? Do you believe:

  1. Jesus died on the cross for us and gives us a new nature through baptism into His death? (Rm 6:3)
  2. We can live a new life by faith in Jesus? (2 Cor 5:17)
  3. We can be filled with the Holy Spirit, God Himself? (Eph 5:18)
  4. The Church is the body of Christ? (Rm 12:5)
  5. The Bible is the word of God? (2 Tm 3:16)
  6. We can be forgiven of our sins by repentance and Confession? (1 Jn 1:9)
  7. We receive the body and blood of Jesus in Holy Communion? (Mt 26:26-28; Jn 6:51-59; 1 Cor 11:23-29)
  8. Jesus heals the sick? (Acts 10:38)
  9. The Lord inseparably joins together a married couple? (Mt 19:5-6; Eph 5:31; 1 Cor 7:10-11)
  10. We will rise from the dead? (1 Cor 15:22)
  11. Jesus will return to judge us all? (Rv 22:12)
  12. We can live with God forever in heaven? (1 Pt 1:4)

These are but a few of the mysteries of God. If you believe them, you are among the richest people on earth. We must "prove trustworthy" (1 Cor 4:2) in sharing, teaching, and ministering these mysteries to others.

Prayer:  Father, may I share the precious pearl of Your kingdom (see Mt 13:46).

Promise:  "But when the days come that the Groom is removed from their midst, they will surely fast in those days." —Lk 5:35

Praise:  Pope St. Gregory had been a monk for fifteen years before being called to the papacy. He proved trustworthy by providing order to the Church in chaotic times.

Rescript:  †Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 8, 2010

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