Step #1: Lectio / Read
STep #2: Meditatio / Meditate
Welp, the Olympics are over and now what am I going to watch on TV before bed while I eat my Oreos and milk?
I guess I have to go back to the Bachelor... gosh, I hope Ben makes the right decision!
Anywho, I really do love the Olympics because I can turn on any race and feel pride as a member of my country runs the race attempting to win for the country that he belongs to. In fact, we love the Olympics so much that at times we get off of the couch screaming at Michael Phelps to push harder to win that 23rd Gold medal because we feel that we are somehow responsible to help him achieve his goal, and why is that? It is because that is our task as people of the same citizenship, we are created to help those that we are united to, and so when they win... we win!
But in reality at the end of the day we neither belong to state or country, but in reality we belong to Jesus Christ and HE is our true citizenship!
So what does that mean for us? What is our task? It is to joyously motivate those around us to win this race of life, in order to win the prize of eternal life with Jesus Christ!
How do we do this? By falling more in love with our faith and seeking out those most in need of God's mercy and trying to be that light of hope to people who are running in the darkness. Simply bring them that light and see that light of Christ motivate their soul, then He will love them and since He wins... we win!
Step #3: Oratio / Pray
Am I learning more daily about what it means to truly be united to Christ?
What things can I do to bring mercy to others?
Who in my life needs me to reach out to them to help them encounter God's love?
Step #4: Contemplatio / Contemplate
"Lord, Father of Mercy enliven my heart today to see that I belong to you. Allow my heart to seek out others and bring them Your loving heart through my very encounter with them."
For the Rest of Your Day...
Who today looks like they are in last place and needs a prayer or word to help them win?
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Today's prayer was prepared by Fr. Kyle Manno.