Week of 12 November 2018

We need to recognize and combat our aggressive and selfish inclinations, and not let them take root.

~ Pope Francis ~

We need to recognize and combat our aggressive and selfish inclinations, and not let them take root. “Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger” (Eph 4:26). When we feel overwhelmed, we can always cling to the anchor of prayer, which puts us back in God’s hands and the source of our peace. “Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts…” (Phil 4:6-7).

Pope Francis
Gaudete et Exsultate 114

 

Lord,

Help me to be angry at injustice and not with those I love.

Help me to remain close to you in prayer.

Hear my worries and give me a calm heart full of your peace.

Amen.

 

 

Catholic Parliamentary

Liaison Office

Jesuit Institute
South Africa

Reflection prepared by Matthew Charlesworth SJ