Intention: In thanksgiving for all Lasallian educators, whose faith and zeal for their ministry continues to make their schools places of salvation for all, especially those most in need.
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 5:17-19
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”
From the Meditation on Saint Anthony of Padua | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
You are obliged in your work to teach the truths of faith to your disciples and to instruct them in their religion. To fulfill well this duty, you ought to consecrate yourself entirely and even, if necessary, to give your life. Is this how you act? Do you have this generous disposition?
Eternal Father, we pray to you to help us learn what it means to build your Kingdom. Teach us how to pray to know your will. Teach us compassion, so that we know how to care, to embrace, to serve, and not judge the hearts of any but ourselves. And teach us faithfulness, so that every one of our words is true to your Word and every one of our actions is an instrument of your presence. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.