Reflection 38: Our Daily Duty


Some may feel as though their lives are dull and monotonous.  It’s the same thing day in and day out. Sometimes we seek some new excitement and experience.  But if we allow grace to accompany us, every day, throughout the simple, repetitive and monotonous aspects of life, we will discover that life is always new.  Every experience is a new moment and a new grace.  We will never tire of our daily duty because we will discover God alive and fresh in every moment, making all things fruitful and beautiful.  When we live in the grace and Mercy of God, we will discover joy and excitement in the smallest and most repetitive of daily activities.  This is a Mercy that enables us to love life every moment of every day (See Diary #62).

Reflect upon your daily duty.  Are there things that you dread each day?  Are there chores that seem thankless and tiresome?  Try to envision our Lord walking with you through every moment of every day.  See Him with you in every activity, be it great or small.  Know that every action you do can become an act of love for God.  When this happens, you will begin to discover greater joy in life.

Lord, I invite You to accompany me on my daily journey.  I invite You into every big and small duty I have.  Help me to make everything I do, be it big or small, living gifts of love to You.  In that love, help me to joyfully discover and live in your Mercy.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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