Lighten the Load

Some days we may doubt that our faith will triumph over evil. We may struggle to believe that virtuous behavior enacted in patience, mercy, and humility will prevail over sin. At such times, obeying God’s commandment to love others might feel burdensome. Yet the weight bearing down on us is the pain or anger we cling to instead of welcoming the freedom that Jesus proclaims and shares with us. Embrace the freedom Christ offers us by praying St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Suscipe. Today’s Readings: 1 John 4:19—5:4; Psalm 72:1–2, 14 and 15bc, 17; Luke 4:14–22a.

© 2019 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Written by Edrianne Ezell. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago on February 27, 2019.