November 16

November 16

“Grant, O Lord my God, that I may never fall away in success or in failure; that I may not be prideful in prosperity nor dejected in adversity. Let me rejoice only in what unites us and sorrow only in what separates us. May I strive to please no one or fear to displease anyone except yourself. May I see always the things that are eternal and never those that are only temporal. May I shun any joy that is without you and never seek any that is beside you. O Lord, may I delight in any work I do for you and tire of any rest that is apart from you. My God, let me direct my heart towards you, and in my failings, always repent with a purpose of amendment.”

-Thomas Aquinas

22 Slaves, obey your masters on earth in everything. Don’t just obey like people pleasers when they are watching. Instead, obey with the single motivation of fearing the Lord.23 Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people. 24 You know that you will receive an inheritance as a reward. You serve the Lord Christ. 25 But evildoers will receive their reward for their evil actions. There is no discrimination.

1 Masters, be just and fair to your slaves, knowing that you yourselves have a master in heaven.

-Colossians 3:22 – 4:1 (Common English Bible)

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