At times we can feel the pull of what the world says is acceptable.
As Christians, we are called to be faithful to God’s law; Jesus’ teaching in the gospel. When we struggle with this, we are encouraged to call upon the Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide us.
When we live in the Spirit of God by following his way, we live a life and teach a life of holiness. Our lives reflect the Glory of God!
When you’re with your family at Mass, remember this when you hear the priest say, “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.” Perhaps you can give each other a quick smile to show each other you truly understand what this means.
Dear Lord, help me glorify you by my life! May I live this and model this for my family today. Amen.
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!