His mercy endures forever.

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Gift: Piety (Reverence) – With the gift of reverence, sometimes called piety, we have a deep sense of respect for God and the Church. A person with reverence recognizes our total reliance on God and comes before God with humility, trust, and love.

Reading:  But swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea, God’s love endures forever;  (Psalm 136:15)

Observation:  In reading all the readings for Mass this morning, this verse was the first thing to jump out at me.  It was because as the Psalmist is discussing these reasons why we can see that God is love and mercy to His chosen ones, we hear about the destruction of Pharaoh and his army.  The take away, for me, is that if God chooses us to be on His side, we will be protected.  Also, I love how the church has used mercy instead of love in the Responsorial Psalm for today’s Mass, as I copied in the title for today’s journal.  I love it because we just focused on the Divine Mercy on the last day of Camp Saint Alice yesterday, by saying the Chaplet in the church with everyone who was at Camp.

Personification: Faithfulness  As God continues to reveal the holy Spirit to me through the readings for Mass, I will choose to be faithful to His Word and display that fruit of faithfulness by attending Mass everyday and praying the Divine Mercy chaplet at 3pm in the church with anyone who wants to join me.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.  I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit.  Amen.

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