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.
Observation: The title for my post came from the responsorial psalm and the first reading. Actually, the response came from the first reading…God is with you! In the gospel, I hear in the story of Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem, that it should not matter to me whether I am a part of his plan of salvation or not, I should remember to praise God for sending his son to stay with us until he comes again.
Personification: Generosity It is my hope that I can display the fruit of generosity in my life today and share the gift of the risen Jesus with everyone that I meet. I will rely on the holy Spirit to reveal to me the ways that I can show him to different people, but I will take courage in the fact that I know that God wants to have a relationship with all of his children through the redemption of his Son.
Prayer: Lord, help me to see everyone as a child of God and not judge anyone’s past but only recognize the great future that you have planned for them. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit. Amen.