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An Eternal Example

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Cor 5:19

As we mentioned a few days ago, it’s important to trust God.  But He also entrusts us with evangelizing.  He doesn’t need to use us to spread the Gospel.  He chooses to do so.

We are all instruments of God’s word.  Because God has entrusted us with spreading His word, and because He entrusts us with His message of mercy and reconciliation, it’s especially important that we are excellent examples of virtue and mercy to all those around us.

Many of us have ancestors who were faithful and prayed their Rosary every day, ancestors who could readily forgive and show mercy, ancestors who are now part of the Communion of Saints. Isn’t it beautiful how these ancestors continue to be a good example to their descendants years after they died?

When we practice the self-denial of fasting, we become stronger Christians and better examples.  We can show mercy and forgive more easily. We can empathize better with those who have little to eat.  When we practice self-denial, we can improve ourselves in denying food that we want rather than need.  Fasting invites the Holy Spirit into our hearts and souls.

Because fasting helps us be a virtuous example to all those around us, our example of virtue and mercy today will have positive effects throughout eternity.

Today, let us pray and fast for all the community intentions, for those marching in the Annual March for Life, for an end to abortion and for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Holy Mary, pray for us!  Holy Spirit, teach us to pray!

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