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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Feast of Saint Jerome of Emiliani

Good morning. Is the life we are living truly reflecting the best of who we are? Do we see our self or do we live our life in a way that manifests the dignity of who we are? Do we appreciate and respect the gifts we have been given? Do we help others better appreciate and respect their self? There are considerable lies and misrepresentations of the truth within the secular world in which we live. Deep within each one of us is a desire to know the truth. We are never satisfied until we find it. Each of us desires to know and experience truth, true love, true friendship, true kindness, and true…. In today’s Gospel Jesus informs us that it doesn’t so much matter what goes into a person but what comes out. We are constantly bombarded with lies, lies about what or who we are or need to be. If we focus on the person we can be and need to be then we are not so easily taken in by the lies and messages of a secular, materialistic world that constantly tells us we are lacking. If we appreciate the beauty and goodness of our spouse and our marriage then we become what we look for. There is a Chinese proverb that suggests that our thoughts become our words and our words become our actions. If we go looking for the negative in our self and in others then that is likely what I’ll wind up finding; however, if I go looking for the good then that is likely what I’ll find. Saint Jerome Emiliani whose life we commemorate today offers wonderful advice regarding how to reflect the best in our self and others. He said, “I urge you to persevere in your love for Christ and your faithful observance of the law of Christ. Our Goal is God, the source of all good.” If we search for God in our self and in each other that is Who we are likely to find. What are you looking for? Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Jerome of Emiliani.

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