Because of the tender mercy of our God … the dawn from on high will break upon us to shine on those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet along the path of peace.  - Lk 1:78-79

Reflection.  Those who are united to Christ are living in the Light.  They are protected and shored up by His strength.  On the other hand, how heavy the burden of life is when it is carried without Christ.

Prayer.  Holy Spirit, I turn today’s troubles over to You.  Please carry them for me.  Help me to toss out all my needless worries, for You are my joy and my strength.