Daily Bread

From Today's Office
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace!

Psalm 29:11
Inner peace exists not in the flesh but in the will. We can hold onto peace in the midst of the most violent suffering, as long as the will remains firm and submissive to God despite its abhorrence of the situation. Peace on this earth consists in accepting the things that are contrary to our desires, not in being exempted from suffering them, nor in being delivered from all temptations.
—François Fénelon, Meditations on the Heart of God, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Jesus, I am ashamed of the times I have committed to follow you, only to turn back in fear of what this will cost me. I recommit myself today to walk beside you once again—thank you for never failing me. Amen.

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