March 4 - St. Casimir
One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these" (Mark 12: 28-31).
Putting God in absolute first place in our lives is easier said than done but if we do it, true and lasting happiness will be ours. If we put God first then we will also put others in front of ourselves.
Holy Spirit, inspire me to always remember that God comes first.
Impact Sports: Do I acknowledge that my personal success is due to the team’s effort?
Impact Life: Am I humble enough to serve my younger brothers and sisters?