Saturday, May 19th


“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” -Acts 20:35

 Dear Jesus, these words that the Apostle Paul spoke to the elders from Ephesus, before he left them for the last time, give me "core values" for my day. Help me to find joy in the hard work that helps people who need my help. Stop me from stressing myself out by constantly counting how much I have done and how much I have yet to do. Instead, help me be joyful that you have made my life so full that I can work hard with significant purpose in every moment. Also, help me to turn off time wasting screens (phone, computer, TV, etc.).  I want to go out and live my own reality instead of only observing the "reality" of others. You worked hard for me so I could happily lose myself in working hard for others. Help me live in that happiness. Amen

 Hard work for the benefit of God's greatest creation (people) is never wasted.

 Additional Readings: Proverbs 24:27, Proverbs 24:30, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15