Preach Always….If Necessary, Use Words

Philothea Rose has a post today that hits me where I live.

If I do not always set the example I should, and I do not always say the things I should either, then I am doing an injustice to others. I guess what it all boils down to is–am I doing my best to do these things? Or am I weighing whether it would be easier NOT to do these things? This is not to say that I should wear any little bit of holiness that I might have on my sleeve for all to admire–but that I certainly should not be afraid and hide that light under a bushel. It’s not about doing the right thing for praise or recognition–it’s about doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.

Easier said than done. May God give us the grace to preach always.

I think Francis’ Prayer Before the Cross is appropriate here:

Most high, all glorious, all-good God,
Bring light to the darkness of my heart.
Give me right faith, certain hope, and perfect charity,
With wisdom and insight, O Lord,
That I might always discern
Your holy and true will.

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