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Nothing Left to Give
Completing an Examination of Conscience is a wonderful way to end each and every day. It’s a quiet, internal, and reflective look at all you were able to achieve. Where did I give glory to God? Where did I do good? Where did I give into temptation? Where did I do evil?
No wonder it’s considered a crucial part of developing a prayer life.
At the end of this exercise, there’s the powerful line: “With God’s blessing, we go to take the rest He has decreed as necessary for us.”
After a long day, these words are music to anyone’s ears — go, rest. These words are particularly sweet when we earn them, when we work hard, labor, and toil. No one needs to rest from watching Netflix all day.
Let’s earn our rest. Let’s give all of ourselves to God, to our family, to our neighbors.
After a day on our hands and knees truly serving others, we’re gifted with that sweet rest. Imagine ending your day with nothing left to give. Now, imagine a lifetime of days like that…