March 26

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Sober Thought of the Day
“A drink centers me but I usually make myself wait until at least 9:00 AM for that. Or 8:00 AM. Whichever comes first.” Bill Callahan, Letters to Emma Bowlcut

In today’s Psalm, we can see God as our refuge, our rock, asking him to save us, not let us ever be put to shame, to listen to us. How many times when we were trying to stop drinking did we cry out to God in this way; but He didn’t seem to listen. How many of us, looking back now, are able to see the hand of God in every single one of these situations, just waiting for us to surrender to Him? Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 71:1-2, 3-4A, 5AB-6AB, 15 AND 17

R. (see 15ab) I will sing of your salvation.

In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;
incline your ear to me, and save me.
R. I will sing of your salvation.

Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.
R. I will sing of your salvation.

For you are my hope, O Lord;
my trust, O God, from my youth.
On you I depend from birth;
from my mother’s womb you are my strength.
R. I will sing of your salvation.

My mouth shall declare your justice,
day by day your salvation.
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.
R. I will sing of your salvation.

 

Today’s Saint
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” Saint Padre Pio

 

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