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St. Dominic

Jeremiah 31:1-7
Jeremiah 31:10-13
Matthew 15:21-28

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moving your clock up

"That very moment her daughter got better." —Matthew 15:28

"At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel, and they shall be My people." —Jeremiah 31:1

"There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens" (Eccl 3:1). Consequently, Jesus told the Canaanite woman that it was not time for Him to minister to the Gentiles (see Mt 15:24). However, by her great faith, the woman moved up Jesus' timetable (Mt 15:28).

Jesus told Mary, His mother, that it wasn't time to do His first miracle (Jn 2:4). Nonetheless, by her great faith, Mary turned the clock forward.

Jesus tells us it's not time for His final return and the end of the world. However, we have the power to hasten the end of time (2 Pt 3:12).

It is not necessary to wait for certain things to happen. Some things timed for next year can happen this year if we only have faith — even great faith. Faith can not only move mountains (Mt 17:20); it can even move up time.

By faith, make the future present or at least soon, sooner, or very soon. Wait for what may seem forever, or receive now by faith.

Prayer:  Father, may I not keep You waiting.

Promise:  "With age-old love I have loved you; so I have kept My mercy toward you." —Jer 31:3

Praise:  St. Dominic obeyed his king, bishop, pope, and Lord and so worked wonders. His ideal was "to speak only of God or to God."

Reference:  (For a related teaching, order our tape Judgment Day on audio AV 75-3 or video V-75.)

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, March 30, 2012

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