Intention: That we all will come to share a deep and unconditional respect for the sanctity and dignity of life.
Today’s Gospel | Mark 3: 20-21
Jesus came with his disciples into the house. Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
From the Fifth Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Let it be clear, then, in all your conduct toward the children who are entrusted to you, that you regard yourselves as the ministers of God, carrying out your ministry with love and a sincere and true zeal, accepting with much patience the difficulties you have to suffer, willing to be despised by men and to be persecuted, even to give your life for Jesus in the fulfillment of your ministry.
Eternal Father, so often in life we choose to be guided by the things that justify our rejection of your truth. Help us to overcome our arrogance and selfishness. Lead us away from doubt and cynicism, and show us our need for faith. Open our eyes and hearts to our best and truest selves, and especially to our oneness in you. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.