Day 118: The Church and Non-Christians (839-848)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we thank you and we give you praise. We ask you to please enlighten our minds. Help us to understand clearly exactly what it is you wish to reveal to us. Not only about yourself, your heart, your love, who you are. But also about your Church. Your Son, Jesus Christ, is the Head of the Church and the Church is the Body of Christ. We ask you, Lord, help us to actually live united with our Head. Help us to live in union with your Will. Help us to always see ourselves in constantly in need of reformation and at the same time constantly being given your Grace. Help us to acknowledge the goodness that we find in every person in all peoples around us. Help us find the goodness and the truth that we find in varying degrees in all religions. Help us to acknowledge the dignity of every human being, our brothers and our sisters who are close to us, and those people who are strangers, who are far away from us. Help us to acknowledge and express the dignity that they have inherited by being made in your image. Help us to love everyone, especially those closest to us. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”