Been washing those hands enough? If you are thinking that you are only sitting in your house, only doing the work you regularly do, not going out, not meeting people from outside, then you don’t have to wash your hands much, right? Well, no! We have been advised to wash our hands often to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. These little rascals get everywhere and the best way to stifle their spread is to wash with soap and water.
Now what has that to do with our Faith? Everything!
Let us learn and put to practice 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “ pray without ceasing”.
We say so often that it’s hard to pray or what do I pray or I never find the time. Did you know that St Theresa of Child Jesus is the patron saint of Evangelization. This little saint, little only in age, never picked up a microphone to preach, did not go to different places to tell about Jesus. She stayed in her convent, praying. That was enough! God our Father gives us time and reason!
|St. Therese of the Child Jesus|
Now lets say you wash your hands 5 times in a day. Each time you do so, try saying in your mind, “Lord I pray for …… (any thing that you’d like to pray for. E.g. your friends whom you miss from school, that they and their families may be safe, for your teachers, for your Parish Priest, for all the medical personnel working tirelessly, for maybe a person somewhere who is feeling alone, for your grandparents. ) and then offer the Our Father prayer for them as you lather your hands for 20 seconds. Wash and pray!
How many causes and people have you prayed for today? Don’t forget to pray for yourself!