Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Oh! How I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
Psalm 119:97–98
[Obedience] is not just doing what we are told. Benedict, in the fourth step of humility, says that we are to embrace and endure everything not only without murmuring but with joy. This way of humility, found in chapter seven of the Rule, is the heart of his spiritual teaching.
—M. Basil Pennington OCSO, Listen with Your Heart, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Gracious Savior, even though he failed you in the courtyard, Peter knew that he loved you and could only rest on the fact that you knew his heart beyond his weakness. You know how weak I am, and yet you love me and count on me. Lord, Help me to seek your forgiveness and rededicate myself to you each time I fall. Amen.

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