Bible References

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:4-7

Scripture Referenced: Acts 17:26; Job 12:23; Psalm 139:13; Matthew 10:30-31; Genesis 1:28; Genesis 12:2; Luke 19:41-44; Revelation 21

Catechism Question: #37 | How does the Holy Spirit help us?


Catechism Prayer

AND now, O Holy Spirit, love of God, who proceedest from the Almighty Father and his most blessed Son, powerful advocate, and sweetest comforter, infuse thy grace, and descend plentifully into my heart; enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling, and scatter there thy cheerful beams! dwell in that soul which longs to be thy temple; water that barren soil, over-run with weeds and briars, and lost for want of cultivating, and make it fruitful with thy dew from heaven…. O that it may please thee to come to me, thou kindest comforter of mourning souls, thou mighty defence in distresses, and ready help in time of need. O come thou purger of all inward pollutions, and healer of spiritual wounds and diseases. Come, thou strength of the feeble, and raiser of them that fall. Come, thou putter down of the proud, and teacher of the meek and humble…. Come, come, thou hope of the poor, and refreshment of them that languish and faint…. Come, Holy Spirit, in much mercy, come, make me lit to receive thee, and condescend to my infirmities, that my meanness may not be disdained by thy greatness, nor my weakness by thy strength: all which I beg for the sake of Jesus Christ, my only Saviour, who in the unity of thee, O Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth with the Father, one God, world without end.
— Augustine of Hippo (354–430). Bishop of Hippo in Roman North Africa



The sin of sloth “calls itself Tolerance; but in hell it is called Despair...It is the sin which believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, loves nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and only remains alive because there is nothing it would die for.
— Dorothy Sayers, Letters to a Diminished Church
Eggs are good, but omelets are very good. Wheat is good, but bread is very good. Grapes are good, but wine is very good
— Andy Crouch, an interview with Andy Crouch on the Idol and Gift of Power on The Gospel Coalition
If there are fewer younger people in the United States, there may be a shortage of young workers to enter the labor force in 18 to 20 years,” said University of New Hampshire demographer Kenneth Johnson. “A downturn in the birth rate affects the whole economy.
— CNN,