This Week’s Intention: For peace and justice throughout the world, that nations may work together to bring relief to all who suffer under the weight of poverty, violence, exploitation, or neglect.
Today’s Gospel | Mark 10: 28-31
Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
From the Meditation on Saint Philip Neri | St. John Baptist de La Salle
The duty you have of obtaining grace, not only for you but also for others, and of learning how to touch hearts ought to make you devote yourself especially to prayer, which is the exercise designed for you by God to procure his graces. Is this, then, what you have most at heart? Try to perform all your actions in a spirit of prayer, one of the best ways to sanctify them.
Eternal Father, there are many times when we become so preoccupied with our own well-being that we forget how to give and how to serve. Your son taught all of us the meaning of self-sacrifice: to be willing to do all that we do for the love of you and for the building of your Kingdom. Teach us today how to imitate Jesus, to abandon ourselves to your wisdom and care as we live the Gospel as true disciples. May we always be aware of your presence and always be obedient to your will. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.