Daily Bread

From Today's Office
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
Psalm 25:14
The way of life is shaped around learning to listen to God and to other people. “Listen my child” the Rule begins. And it keeps whispering the same wisdom to us again and again. —Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, The Rule of St. Benedict, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Lord Jesus, with graphic images in today’s Gospel, you warn me that what I hold dear and the things I demand are often stumbling blocks in my walk with you. My difficulty is within: my problem is not other people nor what lies outside me. May I have the grace to willingly let go of whatever separates me from you, that I may love you with my whole heart. In your Name. Amen.

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