July 18, 2016 8:27 am Published by

There seems to be a vaccine for many potential physical ailments these days. We now have vaccines for chicken pox, pneumonia, and of course the flu, to name a few. And, for our convenience, many vaccines are available at the corner drug store. For many, vaccines have become an accepted and expected part of their routine healthcare regime.

Why are vaccines so popular and so routine? The easy answer is that people want to be protected from potential serious health threats. Let’s face it, we all want to avoid illness, whenever we can and however we can.

Often the concern about our physical wellbeing outweighs the concern for our spiritual wellbeing. Like being vaccinated for threats to our health, most of us could use a spiritual booster shot each and every day to protect us from threats to our souls.

We are Catholic. A daily injection of prayer will help inoculate us from sin and from all evil that confronts us each day. Remember to include daily prayer as your routine spiritual booster shot to protect your soul. And, for the ultimate spiritual booster shot, receive the Eucharist daily.

PONDER: What are some ways we can inject prayer into our daily routines?

REFLECT: Sacred Scripture: 1 Thes. 5:16-18

PRAY: St. Michael the archangel, protect us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And, do thou O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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This post was written by Suzy Kelly

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