Our readings this week speak to us about our response to God’s law.  It is not enough that we know His laws for us and agree to obey them.  But we must know and embrace His intent, accepting it as our own.  His greatest law is to love God and love one another as God loves us.  We are cautioned not to follow human laws and traditions, ignoring God’s will for our lives.  We must humbly welcome His Word, embracing it as our own to save our souls.

As Vincentians, we do this in the very work we do with those in need.  When we sacrifice of our time and treasures that others might see God’s love and hope, we honor God by doing justice and we live in His presence.  When we set aside our agendas and needs that we might address those of others, we offer ourselves to God’s will in humility.  Do I always try pursue justice by waling humbly with God?  Do I honor God with both my words and my heart?

Lord Jesus, give me a heart of total acceptance.  Let humility become my robe of daily living.  Allow me to seek nothing but your will in all things – even when they are hard.  Grant that I may do justice and live in your presences.  We pray all of this in your name.  Amen

Deacon Mike