Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, "Do not weep." He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!" The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother (Luke 7: 11-15).
St. Monica is a great example of the virtue of perseverance. She prayed that her son Augustine would convert for over 17 years and he finally did and he is now a Saint, a great saint of the Catholic Church. She never gave up. Neither should we.
Lord, grant me the strength of perseverance.
Impact Sports: If we are losing big at halftime, can I go back out with a renewed spirit?
Impact Life: Do I know how to wait patiently for God to work in my life?