Today, let us pray that we trust in God’s plans, especially in difficult times.
We ask to accept God’s will as St. Anthony did. His dream was to proclaim Jesus in Morocco, even if it meant martyrdom. He got so sick from malaria that he was sent back to Portugal, but his ship was blown off course to Sicily and he ended up in Italy. He accepted it as God’s will for him and put his heart into proclaiming Jesus in Italy. St. Anthony, help us to accept in good and bad times that Jesus is always with us—loving us and guiding us.
Fr. Jeremy Harrington, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest ministering in retirement at the Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, Mich.
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