Jun 19, 2017 Monday of the 11th Week of Ordinary Time-A

2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Psalm 98

Matthew 5:38-42

…we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.  2 Cor 6:1

Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles.”  Mt. 5:41

Lord, in my human weakness I am often tempted to just do the minimum effort to get by.  When I’m asked for help from someone I’ll do what’s asked quickly so I can get back to what I want to do.  Your instruction today leads me in how I use the graces you provide for me.  Your grace is more than sufficient.  You encourage me to be open to new possibilities, more patience, swifter forgiveness, generous use of time, and readiness to listen.   O Lord, help me one step at a time to imitate your complete love.  I open the door of my heart to be filled with your love.  I will then find new strength and endurance, greater peace and serenity.  Before I know it I’ve gone that extra mile for that one person you will put in my life today and I’ll find I’m not even tired.  Amen.