January 14

Reflection

“We are all called to be holy. It is by living with life and offering one’s own Christian witness in our everyday occupations that we are called to become holy; and each person in the condition and in the state of life in which he finds himself. … Every state of life leads to sanctity, if lived in communion with the Lord and in the service of one’s brethren.”
Pope Francis

Prayer

Let all that I am praise God.
Psalm 103:1

Action

What is your concept of being holy?  Reflect on how your everyday life can enable you to be holy.

Suggested Reading

Your ways, God, are holy.
Psalm 77:13 

But he answered, “It is written, ‘One must not live on bread alone, but on every word coming out of the mouth of God.”’
Matthew 4:4

When you believe you reflect what is holy and good, you can see more that is good in every stage of your life.
Victoria Moran

Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.
Jim Elliot

Becoming like Jesus is as much as about having a relaxed and joyful heart as it is about believing and doing the right thing, as much about proper energy as about proper truth.
Ronald Rolheiser

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

We think when God speaks to us, there’s going to be a boom out of Heaven or we’re going to get some chill bumps, but I really believe God’s talking to us all the time. He’s talking to us right in here. I call it our heart, our conscience, but it’s the Holy Spirit talking to us.
Joel Osteen

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
Theodore M. Hesburgh 

In the last analysis we must be judged by what we do and not by what we believe. We are as we behave — with a very small margin of credit for our unmanifested vision of how we might behave if we could take the trouble.
Geoffrey L. Rudd

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler

 

 

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