Daily Bread

From Today's Office
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10
. . . to love God means to have no other will than his. It means faithfully to observe his holy law. It means to have a horror of sin. To love God means to love what Jesus loved---poverty, humiliation, suffering. It means to hate what Jesus hated---the world, our pride, our passions.
—François Fénelon, Meditations on the Heart of God, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Jesus, these are frightening words to hear, and I know in myself I would want to flee in the other direction. But you promised that your Spirit will be with me through all adversity. I need not fear, but walk close with you. Amen.

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