Monday, December 26, 2011

Feast of St. Stephen

"Grant, Lord, we pray,
that we may imitate what we worship,
and so learn to love even our enemies,
for we celebrate the heavenly birthday
of a man who knew how to pray even for his persecutors."

The Gospels are tough, and now so are Opening Prayers.

1 comment:

ProudCatholic said...

Such a perfect feast day following Christmas and just prior to new year's. May we all have the courage, faith and strength to love those who persecute us. It is so difficult yet so necessary and rewarding. Most of all, it is the perfect gift to give to the Lord.