Intention: In thanksgiving for all Lasallian educators, whose faith and zeal for their ministry continues to make their schools places of salvation for all, especially those most in need.
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 5:13-16
Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
From the Meditation on St. Barnabas | St. John Baptist de La Salle
Do you act in such a way that you have as much kindness and affection for the children you instruct as Saint Barnabas had for the people for whose conversion and salvation he was working? The more tenderness you have for the members of Jesus Christ and of the Church who are entrusted to you, the more God will produce in them the wonderful effects of his grace.
Eternal Father, Jesus spoke to people in words that showed them your heart, so that they might come to know the greatness of the love that you had for them. May we hear and rejoice in these same words today. Help us to accept in faith and humility your gift of salvation. Help us, too, to live these beatitudes in our relationships with one another, to become the presence of your honesty, justice, mercy, righteousness, and love in this world. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.