Daily Reflection

“In order to acquire a solid habit of any virtue, it is necessary to form good resolutions on the particular acts of this virtue and be faithful in executing them.” (CCD 2:217)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, only you can give me the courage to change the things within me that need changing because your steadfast love for me is so great!

Daily Reflection

“When we think that we have done our duty well, we believe that we have earned some credit and we wait for a reward. However, Charity is gratuitous; it is its own reward.”
– Rev. Joseph Jamet, C.M.

– Lord, help me to understand the truth of these words and not expect personal recognition for everything I do.

Daily Reflection

“We cannot be guilty of an excess in true hope, which can never be too great because it is founded on the goodness of my God and the merits of Jesus Christ.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Dear Lord, when I am immersed in trouble and imagine the worst possible outcome, I will place all my trust in you.

Daily Reflection

“Your health is a gift of God; use it therefore with pleasure and joy for this life in the service of the poor.” (SW: 450)
– St. Louise de Marillac

– Lord, how precious is the gift of health and the strength it provides me to do my work. I praise you for these gifts.

Daily Reflection

“We must redouble our efforts and our ordinary duties on certain occasions when the service of God requires it; then, God will not fail to increase also our strength and our courage.” (CCD 7:197)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, when your service requires extraordinary effort, my willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ is often rewarded with peace and joy. Thank you for this.

Daily Reflection

“Blessed are they who wear themselves out for Charity.” (CCD 5:499, 11:357, 13a:195)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, give me a generous heart, always ready to give freely without counting the cost.

Daily Reflection

“If God is the center of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.” (CCD 12:15)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Lord, I am grateful for the difference you make in my life. Use me, today, that others may see your presence within me and be drawn to you.

Daily Reflection

“These means, press, radio, television, etc., so prodigiously developed, should be utilized to spread the message of Christ. Make friends and servants of them, but don’t be enslaved by them.”
– Rev. Joseph Jamet, C.M.

– How do I use mass media, Lord? Am I attached to them, or do I use them to spread your word? If changes are needed, give me the courage to make them.

Daily Reflection

“Those who have the management of anything are obliged to manage it well and to use it faithfully, because it belongs to our good God, in as much as it belongs to the poor.” (CCD X:245)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– I will approach my work, today, with renewed energy, Lord, and make it a matter of conscience to carry it out responsibly.

Daily Reflection

“Our Lord’s sufferings made his words fruitful, and your crosses will do the same to the holy seed that you sow in hearts.” (CCD 5:547)
– St. Vincent de Paul

– Sometimes, Lord, I fail to see your loving hand in the events of each day, especially the painful ones. When will I learn to rely on you and not on myself?

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