Thursday, May 24 - James 5:1-6
Ps 49:14-20 - Mark 9:41-50
Jesus did not mean for us to literally
maim ourselves. He calls us to abstain
in certain area. For some one drink
is too many. Maybe you don't have a
problem with drinking, but you can be
in trouble if you have a TV begin to
gamble, eat too many candy bars, coffee,
shopping and shopping. We will never be
free if we don't come out of the denial
that certain things in our lives must
be completely cut off. Know your calls
to abstain, cut out what God wants out,
and be free.
Friday, May 25 - Venerable Bede --Pope St.
George VII - St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
When we're suffering, we feel compelled
to grumble, complain, blame, or swear.
However, we should suffer in silence.
Let silent suffering not be an act of
despair but of faith. We don't have
to complain to get God's attention;
we already have it. Our "silence is
golden" because the Lord's love is
everlating. He will never let us down.
We're not suffering alone. We share in
Saturday, May 26 - St.Philip Neri
The idead of cheer was central to St.
Philip and his spirituality. Even during
his lifetime St. Philip himself became
known as the saint of joy. He teaches us
to always be cheerful, that even amid
difficulty, is a sure sign of a good and
right spirit. We should always focus on
these good things that the Lord sends our
way, keeping everything in proper perspective.