Saint Pius X (1835-1914)
for August 21
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Saint Pius X was very active in the problems of his time. He felt great compassion for those around him, and his love of God inspired him to both act to help others and to encourage other Christians to attempt to tackle the problems of the time. Although he recognized the preeminent importance of first developing one's relationship with God through solitude and prayer, St. Pius X encouraged Christians to proactively participate in the struggles of their fellow human beings. In what struggles do you participate? What problems could you more strongly help to remedy?
Dear Jesus, please show me how I can more readily and beneficially help to fix the serious problems in my community. Help me to show your love and compassion to everyone with whom I work and speak.