Daily Bread

From Today's Office
And I will lay the key of the house of David upon his shoulder: and he shall open, and none shall shut: and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Isaiah 22: 22
Blessed are we, if, having acquired the meekness of the strong, we learn to renounce the deadly power of hate and vengeance, and have the wisdom to exalt above the fear of armed force the generosity of forgiveness, alliance in freedom and work, and conquest through goodness and peace.
—Pope Paul VI, Christmas with the Holy Fathers, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Lord Jesus, I want to have the freedom to leap in your presence and to worship you with a loud voice. Grant that when I meet you in the events of today that I may enthusiastically praise and worship you and “magnify your name.” Amen.     

Cloister Reading
Isaiah 7:10–14 — Galatians 4:1–7 — Luke 1:39–45