St. Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani
"What would have become of me, if I have not had Her?" -St. Gemma

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Genesis 4-11

Selected Lectio Reading:
Genesis 4-11


One of the important questions that we often think about is why God put us here? Is he happy with what he has created? Does he truly love us or are we a mistake? Before God had flooded the earth, he felt sorry for putting us on the earth. He thought to himself, "And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on earth, and it grieved him to his heart." (Gen 6:6)  The way it is written, it almost sounds like he is embarrassed to have created us the way he had. So at this point it sounds as if we WERE a mistake. But you have to read the end of the sentence to truly understand. It says that "it grieved him to his heart". The true statement is that we may be flawed, but we still try. Some may be corrupted but others still try. And in that way God loves us. We are not abominations. God loves us the way he created us and we are beautiful. In Genesis 7, after God has flooded the earth, we slowly head back to evil and corruption. Yet, God does not flood the world once again. No. He promises to never flood the earth again. He accepts us for who we are and loves us, even when we mess up.

Please Love Yourself First, Always Keep Fighting, And Don't Forget That You Are Not Alone! You Are Beautiful And Even When You Think No One Loves You, I Do.


Dear Lord, thank you for my body. Thank you for my eyes, my brain, my heart, and my soul. Thank you for my personality and my life. Thank you for your forgiveness.

Oratio/Prayer Intention:

Oh God, please help all those who do not believe in themselves. All those who doubt themselves or others. Please show them that they are beautiful and they matter. Protect all those who feel lost and hopeless. Guide them towards life. Amen.

Quotes of the Day:

"Be kind to yourself so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world." -Misha Collins

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

If you ever feel in a dark place, please call 911 or 1-800-273-8255.

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