Monday, February 7, 2011

A New Week..

As we start off a new week, lets make this week for Christ.  It can be hard to not get caught up in the "hussle and bussle" of everyday life, but it we just simply try to set aside say, 15 minutes for prayer every morning and evening, I promise you it will change your life.  If possible, go to daily Mass this week.  (For some this is not possible.)  However if it is possible for you, consider how lucky you are.  There are those who cannot go due to work schedules, children and school, sickness and hospitalization etc. etc.  Offer every morning a prayer for the overburdened, depressed and lonely, as well as the sick, dying and their loved ones.  And of course offer up a few prayers for Holy Mother Church, her priests and our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.

Instead of those annual New Years resolutions that everyone makes and nothing comes of, start out small.  Make a daily or weekly resolution.  I strongly encourage morning prayer and reflection, as I believe and have experienced that it is a great way to start out your day.  If you have the time look into the Divine Office, read the Mass readings for the day, pray the Rosary, etc. etc.  The list goes on and on.  We are blessed, for Holy Mother Church has a treasury of devotions and practices that help us get through this day, week, and ultimately our life.

I pray that this week will be a blessing for you, and that you will experience a deeper love of Christ Jesus everyday as you, and all of us, sojourn through this world until we reach our heavenly home.

And since today is the feast of St. Romuald in the tradtional calendar,
St. Romuald, Ora Pro Nobis!

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