Here I am, Lord. Please open me to your love and to the gifts of your Spirit.
In today’s Gospel, you remind us again, Jesus, that we do not belong to this world. We will grieve when the world rejoices, but in the end we will rejoice.
That doesn’t mean we are not supposed to be good citizens of the world. Indeed, it is sin and selfishness that corrupt it. We are commanded to be morally correct, not politically correct. Help us to affirm you all the more when the world denies you.
The first gift of the Holy Spirit is Wisdom, “that I may despise the things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal.” Let me reflect on these words. Guide me. Lead me.
Thank you for this day, Lord, especially for
Good Scrabble friends
Learning new information
Calling to reserve a room in Johnstown
Arranging rides to Mass for June
Hearing from Jeanie
Finding out who Sherry is
Lox for breakfast and lunch
Realizing problem with toaster and fixing it
Beginning Novena to the Holy Spirit
Filling bird feeders and checking garden with a friend

What do you want me to learn from this day and this time with you, Lord? I see that my work of ridding myself of some “things of this world” for which I have neither use nor room ties in with the quote about Wisdom. Help me to manage not just the physical possessions but any attachment to them. If I despise them, let me dispose of them. Thy will be done. Be it done unto me. Fiat! So be it. Amen.

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