Saint Romaric (d.653)
for December 8
We work hard for what we have. Our material possessions can give us great joy, and can be a reminder to us that our hard work has payed off. For instance, Saint Romaric went from being a homeless nomad to a wealthy landowner, and enjoyed the luxury of having nice things. However, when we put our material possessions ahead of the love that we have for one another and God, a problem arises. Ask God for the courage and humility to follow the example of Saint Romaric and give up the things that are keeping you from being a more faithful disciple.
Dear Jesus, I do want to follow you. Inspire me to be a faithful disciple, to leave everything that is taking me away from your mission to build a more just world. (Taken from “Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.”)