Intention: For the gifts of integrity, dedication, and hope for all who serve as educators and caretakers of the young.
Today’s Gospel | Luke 10:13-16
Jesus said to them, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.’ Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”
From the Meditation on Saint Francis | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
You are required by your work to love the poor, because the task you have in this work is to be devoted to their instruction. Look upon them, with Saint Francis, as images of Jesus Christ and as those who are best disposed to receive his Spirit in abundance. In this way the more affection you show for them, the more you will belong to Jesus Christ.
Eternal Father, your Son calls us to love one another as you love us. It is up to us to be channels of your peace and healing through the compassion and mercy that we have for all, especially those most in need. Give us the grace to say yes to your call, living with hands ready to serve and hearts ready to welcome. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.