Thursday, August 26, 2010
St. John Eudes
Jesus must have known I would be nodding off about now, wanting to put off my prayer time till tomorrow and crawl into bed. How many times do we put off the good works and prayer we can do today?
One more thing: St. John Eudes was trying his very best to live a life in service to Christ, but even he got distracted. A certain 'madame' reminded him that going off to church to pray and think himself pious meant nothing when the recovering prostitutes to whom he was ministering still had no place to live. John then formed the Sisters of Charity to minister to the poor and suffering. He certainly stayed awake and took care of the master's household!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to stay awake! Help me to notice the daily opportunities to become your hands and feet and minister to those around me. Help me to be an example of tireless charity to my children. In your name I pray, Amen. St. John, pray for me.
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