Saint Conrad of Piacenza (c.1290-1351)
for February 19
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It is easy for us to pass the blame to someone else when we make a mistake. The fire that Saint Conrad of Piacenza started was blamed on an innocent peasant, who was condemned to die. Saint Conrad did not want this man to pay the ultimate price for something that he did not do, so he confessed to starting the fire and paid for the damages. Do you allow the blame to be passed to someone else when you make a mistake? Pray to the ever-forgiving Lord for help in owning up to your actions, seeking forgiveness from those you have wronged, making retribution for your actions, and always being willing to forgive someone else in return.
Jesus Christ, you came to earth to bring forgiveness to all. Empower me to not drown in evil but to ask for forgiveness, to begin again to do honorable deeds. (Taken from “Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.”)