January 30, 2020

//January 30, 2020

January 30, 2020

Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Intention: That our Lasallian schools will continue to be places where the sinfulness of exclusion and marginalization is dispelled by the light of acceptance 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 First Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle

This is what God does by diffusing the fragrance of his teaching throughout the whole world by human ministers. Just as he commanded light to shine out of darkness, so he kindles a light in the hearts of those destined to announce his word to children, so that they may be able to enlighten those children by unveiling for them the glory of God.

Prayer

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.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever.

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