Thought of the Day January 4, 2017

By 10:45 AM

"And what was the first rule of our dear Savior's life? You know it was to do his Father's will. Well, then, the first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will." (St Elizabeth Ann Seton) What sounds so simple is truly not, as we know. First, it is not always easy to know God's will for us in a given situation. Secondly, sometimes we prefer to do it our way. Thirdly, even if we know that this is the will of God for us, there is an inner law of sin within us that rebels against it. To embrace the will of God without question is the road of holiness. It is this submission we say in the Our Father: "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." There are no conditions, but a total and free yes to God's will. Lord, help me to fully embrace your will today.

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