Monday, June 12, 2017

Tenth Monday of Ordinary Time

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God. For as Christ's sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ does our encouragement also overflow.

God is constantly compassionate towards us. He is always encouraging us in our good works and when we are undergoing afflictions. He is the perfect model for us on how to be compassionate and encouraging towards others. Just as He is charitable and merciful, so are we called to be the same though imitation of His Goodness. Jesus suffered and died for us so we could be encouraged in the midst of our trials, overcome our temptations, and live lives of love. The least we can do to repay him for all he has done for us is to follow his example and be compassionate and encouraging.

Are we compassionate toward others? How do we go about encouraging others in their lives? How can we better imitate the love and mercy of our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son?

O Lord, make us compassionate and encouraging people.


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