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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

December 23, 2023

The responsorial psalm has been speaking to me lately. Please read Psalm 26:4,5ab. Did anyone instruct you on King David’s words when you were a child? Were you taught to ask God to teach you his ways? Were you taught to seek his truth? We had a Bible in our home that was at least four inches thick. I never saw it opened.

My three brothers and I were raised in a very disciplined home. My dad was a prisoner of war at age 20. Mom and Dad both loved us and brought us to church every Sunday. We lived with rules, which are necessary, but later on, I realized that God was more than rules and commandments.

As verse 8 reads, he shows sinners the way, and God is good and upright. All the paths of the Lord are faithful love. It is incredible to me how easy it was to surrender to God once my back was up against a wall, as my dad found it easy to surrender in June of 1944 as he, too, was surrounded by the enemy.

Every day I read my Bible, I ask God to guide me in thought, word, deed, and action. Where do you turn for truth, guidance, and direction?

Let us listen to Father Eymard’s letter to Ms. Virginie Danion, February 1867. “I advise you to read sacred scripture often, both the Old and New Testaments…we must listen to the word of God in its divine source.”

Let Us Pray:

Dear heavenly Father I ask that you continually show us the way to your heart through reading and meditating on your word. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.


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