Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret

Readings: Eph. 3:14-21 | Ps. 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 | Lk. 12:49-53

The readings call us to bear fruit. Paul tells us that Christ suffered and ascended to God in order that we might live as adults who recognize the gifts we have received and then practice those gifts fully. Jesus tells us that people do not suffer because of the sins they or their ancestors have committed. Rather Jesus invites us to live our lives fully. We are called to bear the fruit that God has given us. Each of us has been blessed with varying gifts. God continues to support and develop those gifts but we must likewise use those gifts for others.

Reflect on the gifts you have been given. How much do you utilize these gifts? In what way could you use them for the greater good of others? Ask God to help you do so.

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