December 10 - St. Gregory III, Pope
Then the disciples asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" He said in reply, "Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands."Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist (Matthew 17: 10-13).
Christ came to earth and he suffered. He wanted to show us how to deal with suffering through prayer, virtue and God’s grace. Christ can help us get through it.
Lord, help me to prepare my heart well for your birth at Christmas.
Impact Sports: Am I loyal to my team in the midst of suffering or injury?
Impact Life: Do I thank the priest after hearing my confession?