May God continue to bless each of you.
We continue in the Easter season for a few more weeks so we rejoice in the glory of the Risen Lord.
The virtue theme for this week is LEGACY – The strength to hand down a virtuous tradition and memory of your actions. Yes, leaving a LEGACY is not just for old people. We can leave a LEGACY too. Let’s talk about some ways we can leave a LEGACY.
Lord, instill in us an undying faith and devotion to You our God. Let the Cross be a reminder of Your sacrifice, Your grace, Your love, Your LEGACY of absolute dedication to us. May we find our encouragement, our peace and our inspiration in You.
Let’s always choose the right thing to do. That’s how we build a virtuous LEGACY.
Lord, instill in us an undying faith and devotion to You our God. Let the Cross be a reminder of Your sacrifice, Your grace, Your love, Your LEGACY of absolute dedication to us. May we find our encouragement, our peace and our inspiration in You. In Your Name we pray. Amen.
WAY TO LIVE THE VIRTUE THIS WEEK
Write a thank you note to someone who has left you a LEGACY of great example.
“True friendship consists in mutually perfecting one another and drawing closer to God.” – St. Teresa of the Andes
“Do not lose any time. Do good, do all the good you can and you will never regret doing it.” – St. John Bosco
Benedict is considered one of the “Fathers” of the monastic life. Benedict was an innovator. No one had ever set up communities like his before or directed them with a rule. What is part of history to us now was a bold, risky step into the future.
THE OPPOSING VICE
DESTRUCTION – The weakness of harm that causes significant damage to something.
Destruction of the physical and the spiritual unfortunately can happen so fast.
As in the case of the Notre Dame Cathedral which took centuries to build, much of it was destroyed in minutes.
This reminds us that we need to be constantly vigilant to be climbing the mountain of God INTENTIONALLY.
We cannot let up, give up or quit. We must keep our eyes on HEAVEN and keep climbing.
An immediate effect of destruction is often regret.
Regret is horrifically painful.
“Remember that you will derive strength by reflecting that the saints yearn for you to join their ranks; desire to see you fight bravely, and that you behave like true knights in your encounters with the same adversities which they had to conquer, and that breathtaking joy is theirs and your eternal reward for having endured a few years of temporal pain. Every drop of earthly bitterness will be changed into an ocean of heavenly sweetness.” – St. Henry Suso
“Let a man consider that God always seeth him from Heaven, that the eye of God beholdeth his works everywhere, and that the angels report them to Him every hour.” – St. Benedict
In Christ’s Peace
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