St. Anthony of Padua
Jesus said to his disciples, "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on (your) right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well. Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow (Matthew 5: 38-42).
This is a very tough Gospel to live. It takes true self-discipline. If we are always thinking about ourselves and what others think of us, then we cannot live this Gospel. But if we are focused on God and achieving great things for Him, it gets easier.
Lord, help me to put You first in my life like St. Anthony did.
Impact Sports: During games, am I focused on the team or my stats?
Impact Life: Do I control my reactions with my parents and siblings?