Lord, we ask that our work at home and in the office, be more than the routine of the day. Help us to remember that the ordinary moments lived with kindness, sincerity, and laughter are actually Christ moments. When we are tempted to stare down rather than stare at another with a good word, a gesture of friendship, or an offer to help out, remind our spirits that we must be your presence in those seemingly ordinary moments. -The Jesuit Prayer Team
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Psalm 90:10 reads: Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty if we are strong; and most of them are fruitless toil, for they pass quickly and we drift away.Life is short, the psalmist says.
We have to decide what we mean to do with it. The second-century Saint Justin Martyr, whose feast was celebrated on June 1, experienced the vocation to teach early is his life.He started out as a disciple of philosophy, spreading the ideas of Plato and Aristotle. Later, witnessing the courage of the martyrs, he declared Christianity “the only safe and worthy philosophy.” He became a teacher of Christian thought until his own martyr’s death. Like Justin, give yourself to what you love.
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waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish;and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
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