WITNESS - TO LOVE

Witnesses are people who stand out,
Because they are not afraid to stand up.
People who outreach others;
Because they reach out to others;
People who lift them up
Because they bend down to their weakness.
People whose hearts have grown great
Because they have learned to be small.
Witnesses are all this and more:
They are the people who walk across the wastelands of human lives
and uncover hidden openings,
People who open windows everywhere
to sunlight and spring time fragrance of the Risen Lord.
And passing through the door of self-filled hearts
They light and leave behind an everlasting flame.
Ultimately, witnesses are people who do all these things and more
Because they are not afraid
TO LOVE.

Prayer for Generosity

Lord Jesus,
teach me to be generous,
to serve you as you deserve:
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward,
Save that of knowing that I do your will.

St. Ignatius Loyola

A Prayer for Guidance

Lord,
Show me clearly wheat you want me to do
with the gifts you have given to me.
Grant me the strength that I need
to answer your call with courage and love.
Make me a generous person
so that others may experience your love through me.
Help me always to look to you
as the one who will show me the way to live my life.