St. Anthony of Padua is often called upon when we have lost something—our keys, wallet, homework. Yet he was also an outstanding preacher. He spoke in a way that allowed ordinary people to understand the extraordinary mercy of God.
St. Anthony, wonder-counselor and seeker of what is lost,
intercede for me now that I may see as you did.
Help me to notice God in the ordinary moments of my life.
Take what seems commonplace and reveal God’s glory even there.
Anthony used everyday events to preach the Good News of Christ. Take time today to reflect on the ordinary, and pray that God may show himself to you in places you may be overlooking.