Sing praises to the Lord
Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known in all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, O people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you. —Isaiah 12:5–6
God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were completely happy, enjoying each other to the full. Well, what do you want to do when you are very happy? You want to share your happiness. God looked around, and there was no one with whom to share happiness. So that’s why God made you and me—to share God’s happiness, not just someday off in the sky, but right here and now. —M. Basil Pennington, ocso, Seeking His Mind
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist
Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of prayer! Teach me today—and everyday—how to seek you in prayer that I may always ask, seek, and knock with bold persistence and unshakeable faith in your goodness and mercy. Amen.