To simply follow

Teach me your ways. O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. ~Psalm 86:11-13

“St. Francis was a radical in his day- was even perceived as a heretic- because he offered a fresh view of the Christian life by living as a beggar, believing in providence, and closely following the teaching of the Gospel. But what was also unusual about him was that he reformed his own religion from with the institutional Church rather than by breaking away from it. Mother Teresa’s life has many similarities to that of Francis. Her path is also through poverty, simplicity and adherence to the teachings of Christ, and because of this she has been viewed as a progressive in the present fundamentalist framework of the patriarchal Church. Yet she preaches her love and peace in action in a world still lacking in strong female leaders and from one of the largest and poorest and most polluted cities in Asia.” ~Lucinda Vardey in Mother Teresa: A Simple Path comp. by Lucinda Vardey

Loving God, clothe me this day in Yourself and enable me to live and serve after the pattern of Jesus. Help me to be Your hands and feet in this world. Help me to spread love and peace in the world. Amen.

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