March 3, 2015 | WEBBIZ Thank you for joining us today. If you missed yesterday’s blog you can click here. TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16 REJOICE ALWAYS What a short simple verse. Rejoice always. Pope Francis said in “The Church of Mercy” “And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst.” Pope Francis also wrote “The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium”. He is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. It is a fantastic document that will have a deep impact on our Church for several generations. To read more about the the Apostolic Exhortation click here. In the New American Standard Version Bible the word “joy” is used a total of 182 times. 122 in the Old Testament and 60 in the New Testament. To put that in prospective, the word “pray” is used 109 times (57 OT, 52 NT). So today, even if you don’t feel like it, be joyful. For our Lord asks us to Rejoice always! IDEAS TO HELP YOU MEMORIZE BIBLE VERSES EACH DAY: ASK FOR THE GRACE TO REMEMBER THE VERSE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ASK YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL TO HELP YOU REMEMBER THE BIBLE VERSE THROUGHOUT THE DAY BEFORE UNLOCKING YOUR PHONE OR SENDING A TEXT MESSAGE, EACH TIME REPEAT THE BIBLE VERSE. BEFORE SENDING AN EMAIL OUT, REPEAT THE BIBLE VERSE. WHILE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH IN THE MORNING AND AT NIGHT, REPEAT THE BIBLE VERSE. EACH TIME YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, BEFORE YOU START IT, REPEAT THE BIBLE VERSE. BEFORE PRAYER BEFORE MEALS WITH YOUR FAMILY, REPEAT THE BIBLE VERSE. SEND THE BIBLE VERSE TO YOUR SPOUSE, KIDS, OR FAMILY THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS A REMINDER. START EACH PRAYER THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH THE BIBLE VERSE. EACH TIME YOU WALK THROUGH A DOORWAY, REPEAT THE BIBLE VERSE. PLEASE HELP US BY SHARING THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! WE WILL BE HAVING A REFLECTION EACH DAY, SO PLEASE COME BACK TOMORROW!