Saint Catherine of Alexandria (d.305)
for November 25
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Sometimes we take our Christian faith for granted, or bump it down a few notches on the list of things that are the most important to us. By not making our faith the most important thing in our lives, we run the risk of being easily swayed to denounce it when we are faced with temptation. Saint Catherine faced many temptations from Maxentius when he tried to sway her from her Christian beliefs. Because her faith was the most important thing in her life, she refused these temptations and stood strong in her Christian beliefs, even when faced with death. Have a conversation with the Lord. Ask him to help you refuse temptation and make your Christianity a more important part of your life.
Loving God, help me to make choices that reflect your desire and love. Please lead me away from temptation, but when I find myself there, deliver me from evil. (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)