Everyday Mass, Everyday Success

Everyday Mass, Everyday Success
by Danny Tariman

Be eager to present yourself acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace. – 2 Timothy 2:15

“Do I hear right that you go to church every day?” quipped my boss during a get-together.

“Yes, I do.” I answered hesitantly, wondering how he got the information.

I told him that I need it for my work; it’s where I get my strength, my wisdom, my guidance and my protection.

As an IT manager overseas, there are lots of challenges that try my patience, wisdom and focus. It can be wearisome without the Lord in my life.

But more than my need for Him, it’s my deep longing for God and my love for Him that drives me to seek Him each day. The Gospel reading today says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).

As I present myself to Him daily at Mass, I receive His guidance that brings me success in my workplace

Reflection:
Do you have a difficult task in your workplace? Try seeking the Lord in the Eucharist.

Prayer:
Thank You, Lord, for Your guidance. You are my Wisdom. You are my Strength.

[Originally published in Didache June 3, 2010]

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