Saint Marcian (d.387)
for November 2
Many of us are more focused on our material comforts than on our spiritual richness. Saint Marcian used his lack of comfort to enrich his faith. By living on the bare minimum, Saint Marcian could devote more time and energy to prayer and celebrating God's love. Do you devote too much of your time and energy to material comforts? Would living on less make you realize what is really important in life?
God of mercy, of course I want to stay on your good side, but I want to be comfortable too. Please help me to remember that all my successes are good as long as I keep my priorities straight, with you at the top of the list. (Taken from "Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.")