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Sep 13, 2021

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. How many times have we overpacked for a trip, crammed more than we need into a suitcase or carry-on, yet returned home with many items unused? We soon realize we had no need for the excess baggage, it served only to make travel more burdensome. In Sacred Scripture we are reminded that Jesus told his Apostles to travel lightly, to take nothing for their journey “except a staff, no bread, no bag, no money in their belts.” What a wonderful lesson for our daily lives! We must avoid any fear, any doubt, any distress of one day to carry-over into the next. When you awake tomorrow, and every day, pray that God will grant you the grace to leave the worry of yesterday behind and allow you to travel lightly on the journey of a new day.