Mother Teresa said it well in her prayer that we entitle, “Life of Faith”
When I am hungry, send me someone who needs food.
When I am thirsty, send me someone who needs a drink.
When I am cold, send me someone to be warmed.
When I am distressed, send me someone to console.
When my cross is becoming heavy, send me some with whom to share His cross.
When I am poor, lead me to someone in need.
When I have no time left, send me someone whom I might help for a few moments.
When I am humiliated, help me to find someone to praise.
When I am discouraged, send me someone to encourage.
When I need to be understood by others, send me someone who needs my understanding.
When I need to be cared for, send me someone to care for.
When I only think of myself, attract my attention to someone else.
In the responsorial psalm we acclaim, “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life” (Ps 19).
He gives wisdom to the simple and enlightens the eyes. For God is our rock and redeemer. Amen!
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