Intention: That our Lasallian schools will continue to be places where the sinfulness of exclusion and marginalization is dispelled by the light of welcome and respect.
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 lampstand? 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 Fourth Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
You must, then, be very devoted to prayer to succeed in your ministry. You must constantly represent the needs of your disciples to Jesus Christ, explaining to him the difficulties that you have experienced in guiding them. Jesus Christ, seeing that you regard him as the one who can do everything in your work, whereas you are an instrument that must be moved only by him, will not fail to grant you what you ask of him.
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. Let your life and energy flow through us, giving us the compassion to care for one another. Help us to be committed to you, even in the face of many challenges. 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.