Sometimes we face our day knowing we must cross paths with someone difficult. Going forward, reflect on the words of Thomas Merton: “I must see and embrace God in the whole world”.
God, today if I encounter difficult people
who provoke and anger me
help me know I am safely held
within your Sacred Heart.
Help me feel your protection
if I feel diminished by anyone.
Rather than collapsing, or reacting, or rejecting another,
may I first remember this:
your perfect heart
enclosing me instead.
Can you keep an image of the Sacred Heart near you today? On your dashboard, or as a bookmark, or a photo on your phone to remind you of his love.