Prayer of the Day

Fourth Week of Easter – Feast of St. Brendan, Abbot

May 16th, 2014
"“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”" John 14 : 1

There are two ways the Lord helps me:  either he leads me or he chases after me.  There are many ways to heaven, but Jesus is The Way.  He knows the way.  He goes before me.  He clears the way.  He sets the pace.  He does not lead me where I want to go.  He leads me where I need to go.  He knows the future.  He knows my neighbours.  He knows the kind of day I will have.  I do not.  I can see miles and miles in front of me, but only the Lord can see generations and generations in front of me.  I see only what eyes can see.  God does not have eyes.  God has providence, destiny.  He is not limited by eyes.  He is only limited by me.

I can follow.  He can chase.     But through it all, there is a goal, an end, a mission to be accomplished.  Here lies something that is greater than me.  Here lies the struggle that occurs inside of me.  Will I serve or will I rebel? Will I live a life full of doubts or will I live a life full of grace?  Will I continue to carry my cross or will I continually look for a place to put it down?

Prayer Lord, grant me the grace not only to hear your word, but to put it into practice. Amen