The holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying: "This is the covenant I will establish with them after those days," says the Lord: “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them upon their minds," he also says: "Their sins and their evildoing I will remember no more." (Hebrews 10:15-18)
The Lord has sworn and will not waver: “Like Melchizedek you are a priest forever.” (Psalm 110:4)<>“The sower sows the word.” (Mark 4:14)
Lord, help me find the words to sow among my friends and those I encounter throughout the day. Let me remember Your laws in all I say and do and think and be mindful that to others, I am your minister.
For Francis, prayer was a key to God’s love. He advised: “Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others, and talk to God. But just as today’s Psalm reminds us that we are “priests forever,” Francis counseled us to be mindful in our interactions with others: “To be an angel in prayer and a beast in one’s relations with people is to go lame in both legs.”
Make a friend. Be a friend. Bring that friend to Christ. We pledged to do it in the Fourth Day. Make a special effort today in honor of St. Francis de Sales to use the Lord’s laws in our hearts and minds to reach out to someone who can use that love. Sow the word in your speech and your behavior. There will be a change…maybe not today or tomorrow or even this year, but there will be a change, in the other person and in you. Remember, “Like Melchizedek you are a priest forever.”