Some days it is not my obligation to write – it is my obligation to share. As I read our readings for the Daily Mass this morning, I was moved by the the second option offered for our first reading. In our political climate today, nothing more needs to be said than what is written in our Holy Scripture shared with us this morning. I share with you now…
Brothers and sisters:
Let love be sincere;
hate what is evil,
hold on to what is good;
love one another with mutual affection;
anticipate one another in showing honor.
Do not grow slack in zeal,
be fervent in spirit,
serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope,
endure in affliction,
persevere in prayer.
Contribute to the needs of the holy ones,
Bless those who persecute you,
bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep.
Have the same regard for one another;
do not be haughty but associate with the lowly;
do not be wise in your own estimation.
Do something great for our Lord today – take a moment to think about all who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. Spend a moment in prayer this Memorial Day. Spend that moment thanking them for their sacrifice and thanking our Almighty God for the blessings He bestows on us each and every day.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.
But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.