Intention: For a spirit of humility that will take us beyond the boundaries of our fears and prejudices and into a life of compassion and giving.
Today’s Gospel | Matthew 11:28-30
Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
From the Third Meditation for the Time of Retreat
Because you are obliged to help your disciples save themselves, you must engage them to unite all their actions to those of Jesus Christ, our Lord, so that their actions, made holy by his merits and by his consecration, are able to be pleasing to God and a means of salvation for them. This is how you must teach them to benefit from the death of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and to make the advantages and merits of his death effective in them.
Eternal Father, our work and responsibilities lie before us today and we look to you for strength. If we try to go forward alone, we will stumble and fall. Lord, grant us with the will to stand, the light to see, and the determination to carry on. With the faithful guidance of your wisdom and the lasting comfort of your love, we will proclaim the Gospel through our words and our works. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.