Saint Laurence O'Toole (1128-1180)
for November 14
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Even when we are in a terrible situation, with God's love and power something positive can come out of it. At only 10 years old, Saint Lawrence O'Toole became a captive of his father's enemies, was transported far away from home, and mistreated. However, he was soon brought to the bishop of Glendalough, where he grew in virtue and began his spiritual life. Ask the Lord for the strength to remember that, even in an awful situation, God can turn bad into good.
God, I know that you are with me always and can turn bad into good. May I always be aware of your presence and goodness in every situation. (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)