Today we are going to discuss Day 8 of our St John Vianney Lenten Reading Plan.
I wonder what would happen if when asked our occupation, we responded in the words of St John Vianney…
Man has a beautiful occupation, that of praying and loving.
1. So how do we employ this Divine occupation while we attend to our earthly occupations?
2. Do you agree with St Vianney when he states that “prayer never leaves us without sweetness?
It struck me when he spoke of us having a heart to love God with and a tongue to bless Him with…The Psalms are full of exhortations to bless the Lord:
Psalm 103 is full of encouragement to “Bless the Lord”
And the list continues…
3. So, do I use my tongue to bless the Lord?
There is nothing so sweet, and nothing so perfect, as to do the will of God.
I appreciated St John Vianney going through a part of the Our Father.
4. I pray, “Thy will be done” each time I pray the Our Father, do I mean it? Do I even realize what I am praying or is it just habit?
Join us in the comments to discuss today’s Lenten reading. What stood out to you as you read the words of this great saint? And don’t forget to pray for our priests this Lenten season!