Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael Archangels
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him." Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree." Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." Jesus answered and said to him, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this." And he said to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man" (John 1: 47-51).
God knows all things and He can do all things yet He made us free at the same time because He wants us to choose to love Him and follow Him. If He forced us all to love and obey Him what joy would God have in that. Certainly not as much as what fills His heart when we freely choose to live our lives for and with Him.
Lord God, I freely choose to follow You.
Impact Sports: Do I realize that my example influences others, especially those younger than me?
Impact Life: Am I faithful to details when no one is watching?