Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
—Sr. Faith Riccio, CJ, ICONS, Paraclete Press
Jesus, it is too easy to settle for the expectations of this world. Help me to remember that your kingdom is more important than anything else. If I follow the selfish desires of the world—that’s only temporary. Life in your kingdom is eternal. I choose to take up my cross, whatever it is at the moment, and follow you. Amen.