Weekly Reflection 10/27/19

REFLECTION

Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time

October 26-27, 2019

 

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I am stubborn and hard-hearted…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I feel sorry for myself instead of counting my blessings…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I say unkind things about others…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I speak Your name in a disrespectful manner…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I overindulge in food or drink…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I fail to see you in the eyes of the poor…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

 When I lose my temper…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I refuse to venture outside my comfort zone in order to reach out to someone in need…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I don’t set aside time for prayer…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

When I put my own wants and needs before those of others…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

 At the hour of my death…

“O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”    

                                                                       – Kathleen Foehrkolb