Monday, August 10, 2015

Feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr

"Unless the grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit."  ~John 12:24

"...being a Christian means, constantly and in the first instance, letting ourselves be torn away from the selfishness of someone who is living only for himself and entering into the great basic orientation of existing for the sake of another....  For fundamentally, love cannot mean anything but this: that we allow ourselves to be parted from that narrow view directed toward our own ego and that we begin to move out from our own self, in order to be there for others."  ~Pope Benedict XVI

Oh dear Lord, I so want to be more than just a grain of wheat!  In Your goodness and mercy, tear me away from myself and make it so, please, for Your praise and glory.  Amen.

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