Daily homily thoughts, 7/31

Today we celebrate the founder of the Jesuits.  This is a good prayer he wrote.  For years I have prayed it every day:  Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do thy will.