Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Callistus I, Pope

October 14th, 2014
"“What matters is faith that makes its power felt through love.”" Galatians 5 : 6

Lord, allow me to see you as you truly are: my God. Allow me to see who I truly am: a potential – that’s right – a possible gift of love to the world. Will I give it or not?  I must remind myself on a daily basis that life was not meant to be preserved but to be consumed.  

I can easily become a creature of habit and go about my daily routine without any love, without any thought, without any conviction. But the Lord is good to me. He surprises me. “When I am weak, then I am strong!” It is not so much what I do that matters but who I do it for.   St. Paul says   For in Christ Jesus neither works alone nor faith alone counts for anything, but only faith working through love.” (Galatians  5 : 6)

Prayer Jesus, we thank you for calling us to personal integrity. Help us to appreciate the power and beauty of giving. Grant us the grace to exercise giving creatively and efficaciously, especially in today’s world marked with callousness and uncaring. You are our self-giving Lord, now and forever. Amen