Thursday 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 4:21-25
Jesus said to his disciples, “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lamp stand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light. Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.” He also told them, “Take care what you hear. The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you. To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
From the Meditation on Saint Francis de Sales | St. John Baptist de La Salle
Do you have these sentiments of charity and tenderness toward the poor children whom you have to educate? Do you take advantage of their affection for you to lead them to God? If you have for them the firmness of a father to restrain and to withdraw them from misbehavior, you must also have for them the tenderness of a mother to draw them to you and to do for them all the good that depends on you.
Eternal Father, you bless each of us with the ability to live our lives doing what we can for the sake of your Kingdom. May we have the courage to be your good and faithful servants, to use your gifts well and not bury them. Help us to stay true, even in the face of many challenges. Let your light flow through us, giving us the compassion to care for one another. Teach us to use what you have given us to make our world an even better reflection of your love and peace. 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.