Tuesday, August 11, 2009: (St. Clare)

Jesus said: “My people, this vision of a water wheel grinding the wheat for flour is more about a simple way of living as the contemplative monks who make the bread for their support. Today’s feast of St. Clare is about how the Franciscans lived in poverty and daily prayer. This is not an easy life for everyone to live in today’s world, but it gives direction to try and live a simpler life with Me in the center. Instead of concerning yourself with following the material world with all of its pleasures and comforts, it would be better to live a modest life without buying the more expensive necessities. Avoid letting your life be led by worldly ways, and focus more on following My ways so you have time for prayer and evangelization of souls. By making time for Me in your life, you are working your way closer to heaven.”