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Taken From the Franciscan Action Network Reflection for Sept 11

Blessed Sacrament Province

Where in your life are you called to be merciful rather than punitive? Where can you lessen the violence in your daily life? In the way you speak to others? Toward the homeless or those on the margins of society? Instead of waiting for a natural or human-made disaster, how about practicing a habitual and deliberate act of mercy. It is an act that you will never regret. 

Suggested Action: This week, make a conscious effort to show mercy and kindness, not once randomly, but twice or three times intentionally. 

Suggested Petitions: We pray in thanksgiving heavenly Father for the boundless mercy and compassion you show us. We pray too for those suffering who do not know or perhaps do not believe in the mercy and grace of God, Look upon us, O God, Creator and Ruler of all things, may we feel the workings of your mercy in our hearts and in our lives. Show us the ways to serve you so others may know that You love them with an unconditional love. All glory and praise be to You. (Adapted)


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