Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
This Week’s Intention: That our Lasallian schools will continue to be places where the sinfulness of exclusion and marginalization are dispelled by the light of understanding, acceptance and respect for the dignity of every person.
Today’s Gospel | Mark 3:31-35
The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house. Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him. A crowd seated around him told him,“Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you.” But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
Meditation on Saint John Chrysostom | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Because it is your duty to teach your disciples every day to know God, to explain to them the truths of the Gospel, and to train them in their practice, you must be entirely filled with God and burning with love for his holy law, so that your words may have their proper effect on your disciples. Preach by your example, and practice before their eyes what you wish to convince them to believe and to do.
Eternal Father, we all are one in you, bonded to each other through the grace of your presence in our lives. In doing your will, we help to build your Kingdom of justice, healing the differences and distances between us. Strengthen our faith and our resolve to serve one another as brothers and sisters, especially those who are most in need. Make of us a selfless and caring people that is devoted to bringing our world to the saving knowledge of you. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.