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From: 2017: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Amy Andrews (©2016 Loyola Press:  A Jesuit Ministry)

Daily Inspirations

Wednesday, February 21

Saint Peter Damian

A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
—PSALM 51:12

Healthy faith includes doubt. But sometimes, I long for an unwavering faith. In Charles Portis’s novel True Grit, fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross is determined to find the man who murdered her father. She is unwavering in her quest, while everyone around her is astonished that a fourteen-year-old girl could have the courage and fortitude to seek justice. I want to have this same true grit in my faith in God. A steadfast spirit. Brave. Resolute.

Jonah 3:1–10
Psalm 51:3–4,12–13,18–19
Luke 11:29–32


Daily Inspirations are excerpted from 2018: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Karen Beattie ©2017 Loyola Press. All Rights Reserved.


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