Pause + Pray

In Search of Direction

hand holding a compass searching for direction


Daniel Comboni’s (1831–1881) first missionary trip to Africa ended in failure. He returned home to Italy and came up with what was a novel idea then: involve African Christians directly in the evangelization of their sisters and brothers. This inclusive effort bore much fruit.


Saint Daniel Comboni,
I know how I think
my vocation should be lived,
but I don’t seem to be accomplishing much.

By your example,
show me how
to put my ego aside
and humble myself,
focused on God’s plan,
not my own expertise.


 Identify a situation where you seem to be making little headway. Ask someone else whose opinion you value how he or she would approach things.

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