Today’s Reflection April 23

For the Christian living in the world, real prayer is that which goes before action, and is its necessary concomitant. Human action is for God, what water is in baptism, and bread in the Eucharist; the material for divine operation. We cannot do without prayer, but it must be prolonged in action. I ought to plead to God for my neighbor in danger, but I should also hold out a hand to save him from drowning. The same Master who told us to pray without ceasing, commanded us also to go out and act.

– Cardinal Leo Joseph Suenens

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