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Thought for the Day – 23 August

Thought for the Day #stroseoflima

It is easy to dismiss excessive penances of the saints as the expression of a certain culture or temperament. But a woman wearing a crown of thorns may at least prod our consciences. We enjoy the most comfort-oriented life in human history. We eat too much, drink too much, use a million gadgets, fill our eyes and ears with everything imaginable. Commerce thrives on creating useless needs on which to spend our money. It seems that when we have become most like slaves, there is the greatest talk of “freedom.” Are we willing to discipline ourselves in such an atmosphere? “Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.” (St Rose of Lima)

“If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into fiery Gehenna” (Matthew 18:8–9).
St Rose of Lima Pray for us!
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One Minute Reflection – 23 August

One Minute Reflection #stroseoflima

It is in Christ….that we have been redeemed and our sins forgiven, so immeasurably  generous is God’s favour (grace) to us……..Eph 1:7

REFLECTION – If only we would learn how great it is to possess divine grace and how many riches it has within itself, how many joys and delights.

We would devote all our concern to winning for ourselves pains and afflictions in order to attain the unfathomable treasure of grace…..St Rose of Lima (Saint of the Day)

PRAYER – God is all goodness, keep ever in my mind the surpassing riches of Your grace.  Grant that I may devote all my efforts to co-operating with that grace and growing in it day by day. St Rose of Lima Pray for us! Amen

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August 23 – Our Morning Offering

Our Morning Offering #stbernardofclairvaux #mypic

 

MORNING PRAYER OF ST BERNARD

High and Holy God,
give me this day
a word of truth
to silence the lies
that would devour my soul
and kind encourgements
to strengthen me when I fall.
Gracious One,
I come quietly to Your door
needing to receive
from Your hands
the nourishment
that gives life.
Amen and Amen

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