Daily Bread

From Today's Office

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.

Psalm 146:1, 7b–8
See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. (1 John 3:1)

—Sr. Faith Riccio, CJ, ICONS, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

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.

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