Holy God, the Seven Founders of the Order of Servites of Mary were businessmen who followed Christ in fellowship — praying together, learning together, becoming more like Jesus together. They formed a community apart from the world. I lift up to You all my Christian friendships. Build unity within the Christian communities to which I belong. Teach us to become stronger in our common relationship with Christ. Help us to separate ourselves from the world even while we live within it, following not the world’s ways but supporting each other as we become more like Jesus in our daily lives. Founders of the Order of Servites, pray for us. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Paul (Ephesians 2:19)
Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God….”
Servant of God Isaac Hecker (1819-1888)
The spirit of the age has a tendency to run into extreme individuality, into eccentricity, license, revolution. But the typical life shows how individuality is consistent with community life…. But when it comes into conflict with the common right, the individual must yield to the community: the common life outranks the individual life in case of conflict. But the individual life should be regarded as sacred and never to be effaced.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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