Monday Mercies

Monday is the day of the week that is filled with the most should’s and to-do’s as we try to start off our week in the best way possible.  Instead of starting our week with a list of things we think we should do or ways we want to work harder, maybe it would be better to start with reminding ourselves of the mercy God has already, abundantly, granted us.  So these posts are small prayers, scripture verses, or thoughts to help us center ourselves in God’s mercy for the week ahead.

Embracing Father,
You grace each of us with equal measure in your love.
Let us learn to love our neighbors more deeply,
so that we can create
peaceful and just communities.
Inspire us to use our creative energies
to build the structures we need
to overcome the obstacles
of intolerance and indifference.
May Jesus provide us the example needed
and send the Spirit to warm our hearts for the journey.
Amen

—from Being Neighbor: The Catechism and Social Justice

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