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“I was like a stone lying in the deep mire;wall1 and He that is mighty came, and in His mercy lifted me up, and verily raised me aloft and placed me on the top of the wall.”

                                          -St. Patrick

For Reflection:

St. Patrick outlines for us the essentials for growing in humility: to see ourselves as we truly are, to realize our dependency on God, to know that it is His mercy not our power that heals us, and to place our confidence in Him. Which of these “essentials” do I most need to remember today?


                                           Failure   pg 110-111

I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead,

His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need, 

The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward,

The Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard.

Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

                                                                                         -St Patrick

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