Today's Gospel: Luke 17:7-10
Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
Holy days of obligation interrupt life. Going to Mass and praying more on these days seems to get in the way. My minimalism is my idol, and the reality of my unprofitable attitude denies the imperishable image I have been given. My affection for my daily routine is not God.
Therefore, I decide to deny myself. I want to intentionally allow the obligation as a sacrifice in my imperishable nature to participate in the justice and mercy of today.
I want to be the mystical body of Christ. Lord, make me a true servant.
In what ways has the truth of my current state shown me what I prefer over God?
I pray it, and I want to mean it: Lord, let me seek you first over all things. Amen.
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Copyright 2015 Justin Stroh
Justin Stroh is a vibrant member of the Catholic Vitamins Team. He is a long-time evangelist, a so-called Catechism-Ninja, youth minister and song-writer. You can listen to his contributions on the Catholic Vitamins Podcast or find info and more about Justin at www.justin-stroh.blogspot.com.
About the Author
Deacon Tom Fox and his wife Dee are co-hosts of the CATHOLIC VITAMINS Podcast for over 6 1/2 years. Tom has also been a member of the Catholic Mom columnists team for eight years, and was a regular contributor to the Catholic Moments Podcast for three years. Most recently, Deacon Tom has been leading a project to bring Catholic radio to the north central Arizona community where he and Dee reside. Blessings!