Daily Reflection

“It suffices that God sees our hearts.” (CCD 7:517)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, how painful it is to be misunderstood! At those times, instead of trying to justify myself, I will remember your example and remain in peace.

Daily Reflection – June 5

“You will help others more by the peace and tranquility of your heart than by any eagerness or care you can bestow on them.” (CW 3b:84)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Use me, Lord, as an instrument of your peace today. I want to extend your love to those I meet, especially those who are ill or grieving the loss of a loved one.

Daily Reflection – June 4

“Your patients need a share of your joy.” (X:268)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Today Heavenly Father, I will find occasions to relax and laugh so others may see the joy I feel in being with them.

Daily Reflection – June 3

“When the Spirit of God dwells in souls, he delivers them from that weakness which makes them ask, ‘What will people say?'” (SW: 269)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Deliver me, Lord, from being overly concerned about the opinions of others when the only important thing is to do what is right in your eyes.

Daily Reflection – June 2

“Charity is like a flame which soars aloft. When present in a soul, charity raises it aloft to God and draws God to it in such a way that if you could see the beauty of it, you would fall in love with it and be transported with astonishment.” (CCD 10:452)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, cause Charity to so inflame my heart that everything I do will be an act of love for you.

Daily Reflection – June 1

“The best ingredients of happiness are: order, peace and solitude.” (CW 2:83)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Sometimes I look for happiness in the wrong places, Lord. Today I will think of ways to provide time for the solitude I need to recharge my spiritual “batteries” and reflect on my priorities.

Daily Reflection – May 31

“We should assist the poor in every way and do it both by ourselves and by enlisting the help of others… to do this is to preach the gospel by word and by work.” (CCD 12:77-78)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, make my love for you be like a living flame which spreads itself to all in its path, its intensity transformed into loving care of your poor.

Daily Reflection – May 30

“I think God gives you enough courage to make good use of all the slanders; provided he be not offended, what do you care?” (SW:393)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– It is painful to know someone hates or dislikes me. At those times, Lord, make me strong enough to forgive unconditionally as you would have me do.

Daily Reflection – May 29

“Picture to yourself that there are millions of souls with outstretched arms calling you!” (CCD 1:245)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– The needs of the poor are so vast; it overwhelms me to think of who needs help the most. Instead of dwelling on what I am unable to do, Lord, inspire me with an awareness of the needs of those I meet today and what I can do to make a difference in their lives.

Daily Reflection – May 28

“I see that faith is a gift of God to be diligently sought and earnestly desired, and groan to him for it in silence, since our Savior says I cannot come to him unless the Father draws me.” (CW 1:371-372)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– When my daily agenda is too full and a multitude of noisy distractions surround me, it is hard to hear your invitation to come apart and rest in you. Be with me as I once more reorder my priorities. Without you, nothing else matters.

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