Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)
for November 4
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It is frustrating when plans that we have carefully made and gone through several times are delayed. It is also frustrating when we are made to wait for something that we desperately want. Saint Charles knew what it was like to wait for something that he really wanted. His appointment as bishop of Milan was delayed because the Council of Trent needed his skill as a behind-the-scenes leader. The next time you are made to wait, or your plans fall through, think of Saint Charles. Also, think about using your waiting time as prayer time.
Pray to Saint Charles whenever you find your plans delayed or taking another direction. Ask him to help you see the good you can do in whatever circumstances you find yourself. (Taken from "Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.")