Daily Mass Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9, Philippians 1:20-24, 27,
Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18
Philippians 1:20-24, 27
20 I am hopeful, even certain, that I shall not be ashamed. I feel as assured now, as before, that Christ will be exalted through my person, whether I live or die.
21 For to me, living is Christ, and dying is gain. 22 But if I am to go on living, I shall be able to enjoy fruitful labor. Which shall I choose? 23 So I feel torn between the two. I desire greatly to leave this life and to be with Christ, which will be better by far, 24 but it is necessary for you that I remain in this life.
27 Try, then, to adjust your lives according to the Gospel of Christ. May I see it when I come to you, and if I cannot come, may I at least hear that you stand firm in the same spirit, striving to uphold the faith of the Gospel with one heart.
My Beloved, You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am called to imitate You in all things this is how I can exalt You in my lay and in my death. Help me to strive to stay faithful to the end through grace.
Beloved grant that I may work zealously in Your vineyard for Your glory alone.