1st Friday, September 2013
Catholics should know the true purpose of the daily missal. It should be used primarily as a prayer book to help us elevate our hearts to God while we assist at Mass.
The hallmark of the Gospel can be summed up in the words, “Learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart.” Pride is the greatest obstacle to union with God. All vices are rooted in pride. Sometimes God allows a person to fall, especially into sins of the flesh, to make him humble. We must be on guard lest we use virtue as a means of feeding our pride – practicing virtue simply because it makes us feel good. Pray that we love God for His own sake.