Monday is August 1! Summer is flying by, as usual. We've recently experienced a heat wave. Hopefully it didn't get in the way of anyone's plans.
As time passes quickly and we enjoy our summer, let's be sure we keep God present in our life. Today's gospel speaks to us about being prepared. Following God's Will is going to require sacrifice, but this is how we prepare for the gift of eternal life.
We can also recognize God's Gifts as we follow His Will. Although this may require sacrifice, we will see how God is present to us and how we receive His Blessings.
Most Richly Blessed
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for -
but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my
unspoken prayers we're answered.
I am, among all men,
most richly blessed.
Anonymous Confederate Soldier
Sincerely in Christ,