Holy Lord, Saint Castorius (3rd century) was a carver who was commissioned by the emperor to make several statues. He pleased the ruler with his artistry, but when he was asked to carve the statue of a local god, he refused because he did not want his skills to contribute to pagan worship. I ask him to pray for my talents, that I grow in my skills and have more opportunities to use them for Your glory. Convict me, O God, of the importance of reserving my gifts for holy purposes, for helping others, and for pursuing my vocation. Teach me to take no credit for my talents and to offer all praises to You. Saint Castorius, pray for me. Amen.
Quote for Today
Servant of God Chiara Lubich (1920-2008)
Founder of the Focolare Movement
We, Christ’s soldiers, have been called by Him to change the face of this earth; to deeply renew society; to revive faith in those who have let it die in their hearts; or to revitalize it in those who, lukewarm, present a halfhearted religion that wearies people and offends God.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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