Brothers and sisters,
since we are surrounded
by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith,
let us rid our lives of every weight that slows us down,
especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress.
And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us,
knowing that the grace of God,
the love of Jesus Christ,
and the presence of the Holy Spirit
goes with us.
For more benedictions on this blog, see the Benediction Index at the upper right side of the page.