Friday, May 28, 2010
Saint Germanus of Paris
It's a relief to know that Jesus was fully human, with all the moods and feelings that you and I have. He seemed pretty ticked at what was going on in the temple and like many of us do, carried that in his heart until he exploded and turned over the tables of the money changers. The unfortunate fig tree also bore the brunt of his wrath. Who bears the brunt when you are in a bad mood?
One more thing: I never liked that old saying, "Don't go to bed angry." It's much easier to storm off and brood about what is bothering me than to face it. St. Peter counsels us in the first reading to let our love for one another be intense, for it covers a multitude of sins. Sins that someone may have committed that hurt us, but also our own sins that we commit when in a bad mood. Jesus says we can obtain anything we ask for with absolute faith, but first we must forgive those with whom we have transgressions.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, help me to temper my anger with love so that I may be an example of forgiveness and mercy to my family. In your name I pray, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen. St. Germanus, pray for me.
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