Intention: For God’s blessings on the participants and staff at the Kitson Institute for Formation of Lasallian Volunteers.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 10: 38-42
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.
From the Third Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Jesus Christ wants you to understand from this comparison that the more your work for the good of your disciples is given life by him and draws its power from him, the more it will produce good in them. This is why you must ask him earnestly that all your instructions be given life by his Spirit and draw all their power from him. Just as he is the one who enlightens everyone coming into the world, he is also the one who enlightens the minds of your students and leads them to love and practice the good that you teach them.
Eternal Father, your Son called us to build your Kingdom. So often, we spend our time trying to build our own kingdoms, caring only about what we can take for ourselves from life. Lord, open our minds and hearts each day to your truth. Help us realize that only what fulfills your will for all people is worthy of our time and efforts. Cleanse us of the selfishness that separates us, and unite us with your bonds of compassion and love. We ask this of you, who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.