FEAST OF CLEMENT, BISHOP OF ROME
From Today's Office
Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Take a look at yourself. Who are you? What makes you worthy of your call from God? Never forget your spiritual vulnerability. God’s invitation into a unique relationship does not make you better or holier than others. Instead of feeling proud of yourself, practice humility. Christ emptied himself of equality with God when he was born in human form, humbling himself even to the point of death on the cross. —The Cloud of Unknowing, Bernard Bangley, ed., Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day
Eternal God, your servant Clement bore witness with his blood to the love he proclaimed and to the gospel that he preached. May I be as faithful in my witness to your goodness in all I do and say, that many may turn and believe. Amen.