Daily Bread

From Today's Office
To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.
Psalm 3:4
Let your longing relentlessly beat upon the cloud of unknowing that lies between you and your God. Pierce that cloud with the keen shaft of your love, spurn the thought of anything less than God, and do not give up this work for anything. For the contemplative work of love by itself will eventually heal you of all the roots of sin. —Emilie Griffin, Wonderful and Dark is This Road, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

As we celebrate the life of Andrew, one of your first apostles, you remind me that his first reaction was to bring his brother to you, too. During this season of Advent, grant me the grace to be concerned that my friends and family members come to you. Amen.

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