Lent 32 ~ Preach by Example


They who aspire to reform the morals of others lose their time and their pains, by not preaching by example, in correcting themselves first.   ~   St. Ignatius of Loyola


          Today, I begin the new day anew in at least one way – I will go out to preach to the spirit of oppression – but by example. For every hurt~arrow that finds its mark in me, I will try to preach by example the healing opposite.

          For cruelty, compassion

          For self-seeking, generosity

          For pride, humility

I’d likely fall at the lowest hurdle but what is faith if not to get off the ground and try once more!