To grasp the opportunity is different from surrendering to the temptation. For trying to seize an opportunity is an initiative for good, while submitting to the temptation is a downward spiral to evil. From the Experiences of Raymond Nader with Saint Sharbel.
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"As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak." Luke 10:38-39
Lord, grant us a rising for the accomplishment of your will. Maronite Liturgy
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Christ Jesus our Lord, strength of the just, hope of the saints and refuge of believers, let your light and grace shine upon us. Maronite Liturgy
Lord, may we glorify and praise you with the angels and saints who have welcomed the holy Mother at her entrance into heaven. Maronite Liturgy
Lord, grant us to walk in the straight path of your commandments that lead us from earth to heaven. Maronite Liturgy