Saturday, September 23, 2017

Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

I charge you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate for the noble confession, to keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ that the blessed and only ruler will make manifest at the proper time, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, and whom no human being has seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal power. Amen.

We are all called to dedicate our lives to God. And each of us are asked to live out that dedication in unique ways according to our own gifts and talents. Some of us give God honor through our thoughts, passing on ideas that add to the collected wisdom of the Church and lead others closer to God. Others give God honor through our words, spoken in evangelization and encouragement, fortifying the faith, hope, and love of others. All of us give God honor through our works of charity and mercy. The wonderful thing is that each of us have something unique which we and only we can offer to God and it is up to us to allow Him lead us to the times, places, people, and actions which will fulfill His Divine Will.

Are we dedicated to God or to worldly things? What can we do to give testimony to God’s Goodness through our own thoughts, words, and works? How can we make manifest the Light of Christ when, where, and how God wants us to?

O Lord, we dedicate our lives to you and offer to you all that makes us who we are.


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