Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oremus pro invicem!

Let us pray for one another!

Imagine the world. Imagine it if all of God's children prayed for one another in all charity and truth. It is easy to pray for those we love. It is a more difficult task to pray for those we despise.

If we, in true love, pray for our enemies, however, our hearts are changed. It may take a while or it may happen the instant of your first prayer; at any rate, we begin to see our malefactors as God sees them...His children. When we allow grace to infiltrate our intentions, our Heavenly Father softens our hearts of stone. Our own righteous indignation drains from our souls and light reaches to every dark corner, illuminating our call; the call to love one another as the Father has loved us.

When we pray for those we find difficult, aware of the change or not, we become awash with the virtues of patience, kindness, charity, mercy and peace. Those who annoy us may continue to do so but our perspective is revolutionized and we no longer see them as enemies before us.

Oremus pro invicem!

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