Friday December 23
His ways and direction are the path to heaven
  • Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24
  • Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14
  • Luke 1:57-66

The psalmist touches my heart when he says “Direct me in your ways. Lord and teach me your paths” This reminds me of a sweet and simple but tough lesson that our daughter taught us. As we were journeying deep into a spiritual path she said that before every action she would remind herself of these letters WWJD – What Would Jesus Do? Isn’t that the direction that He gives us? The Path we are led? Our day consists of thoughts, words and deeds. Are we able to take a step back at each point to remind ourselves, What Would Jesus Do? Can we continue in that negative thought pattern, or say that hurtful word, or react in anger and judgement of others or ignore the emotional and physical needs of others? In other words isn’t this the prayer we pray at every Eucharistic celebration in the Penitential Rite when we prepare our hearts to receive Jesus who is our Saviour? Let us remember this simple truth and know that the Lord Jesus directs our path in the most simple ways. Let us respond to situations and not react.

Prayer: Abba Father, help us to be simple and to walk in your ways. Amen.

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