Daily Bread

From Today's Office
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalm 51:17
If you are obsessed with self-fulfillment, there is a good chance—that is putting it mildly—that you will not achieve it. Indeed, self-fulfillment is only achieved when the objects or targets we set ourselves are beyond our range. —Cardinal Basil Hume, The Intentional Life, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Jesus, three times you asked Peter if he loved you, so that out of his own mouth, like with a great erasure, he could wipe away his three denials at the other charcoal fire. When you repeatedly ask me a question may I remember that you are not irritated with me, but you are allowing me to participate in rewriting my history of failures.

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