Weekly Prayer Reflection for Summer
“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28
July 27, 2014
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Friends,
The text cited above is beautiful and consoling, but not easy to believe to be true. Yet one spiritual writer, Paul Tournier, surely believed it and took it seriously when he wrote: “The most wonderful thing in this world is not the good that we accomplish, but the fact that good can come out of the evil that we do!” He goes on to say that our vocation too, in accordance with the quote above, is to “build good out of evil.”
Is this not one way to look upon the medical profession – doctors, nurses, healthcare workers – and indeed the work of the Catholic Medical Mission Board? God does not abandon us in our difficulties, but remains with us. As the Scripture above states, God, in his providence, works to bring good out of what is painful and evil. And we are both challenged and privileged to be able to cooperate with God in this work!
May the strength of God Pilot us,
May the power of God preserve us,
May the wisdom of God instruct us,
May the hand of God protect us,
May the way of God direct us,
May the shield of God defend us,
May the angels of God guard us against the snares of evil and the temptations of the world. Amen.
-St. Patrick
 Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors

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