Attention to balance in one’s life.
Dear Jesus, help me keep balance in my life, using created things properly and in
the right amount that is best for me. I need Your help to set limits for myself in
doing things that I enjoy. Amen.
Bl. Carlo Acutis
Carlo was a typical teenager who enjoyed video games, computers, and sweets. For love of Jesus, he practiced moderation by limiting himself to only one hour of video games a week. Before he passed away from leukemia, he said, “I am happy to die because I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things which do not please God.”
- I maintain balance in my life.
- I seek to use every good thing in moderation: not too much, not too little.
- I am content with what I have.
For the grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ.