At Rights With God

**Two men went up to the Temple to pray** (Luke 18:10).

Luke 18:10
Sirach 35:12-14,16-18; Psalms 34:2,3,17-19,23; II Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14

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From the pen of an anonymous poet:

I got up early one morning,
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish,
I didn’t have time to pray.

Trouble just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task,
“Why doesn’t God help me? I wondered,
He answered, “You didn’t ask!”

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled grey and bleak.
I called on the Lord for a reason,
He said, “You didn’t seek!”

The anonymous poet then wrote a little postscript:

I woke up early one morning,
and paused before entering the day.
I had so much to accomplish,
That I had to take time to pray.

A professor of Church History gave an examination which began with the question, “What is a martyr?” One student answered, “A martyr is a person who has to live with a saint.”

In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus speaks a…

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