Gift: Wisdom– With the gift of wisdom, we see God at work in our lives and in the world. For the wise person, the wonders of nature, historical events, and the ups and downs of our lives take on deeper meaning. The matters of judgment about the truth, and being able to see the image of God.
Reading: Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)
Observation: After reading the gospel for today, I am certainly not concerned about the abounding mercy of our Lord to accept me when I am willing to turn to him. However, the first reading and specifically the verse that I chose to journal on above, is a reminder that we may not always be close to the Lord. So, we must seek him while he is near, so that in the times that we wander from him, we will know the way to get back.
Personification: Generosity In order to display the fruit of generosity, I must not be selfish today. I must think of others before myself. As much as I know that my prayer life must be the central focus of all of my daily activities to stay focused on God, but I must remember that someone who needs my help with something in their world, should always take precedence over my needs. The truth is, other people don’t make many demands on my time very often, so I should be ready to provide for them out of the store of goodness that flows from God’s grace.
Prayer: Lord, help me to show your goodness to everyone today, by being willing to help everyone who needs me. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit.
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