Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Intention: For all seniors who are graduating from Lasallian schools this year, that they may be blessed with fulfilling futures, living their lives as instruments of God’s loving and saving presence to the world.

Today’s Gospel | John 16:29-33

The disciples said to Jesus, “Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech.  Now we realize that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you.  Because of this we believe that you came from God.”  Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now?  Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone.  But I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  I have told you this so that you might have peace in me.  In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

From the First Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle

God is so good that having created us, he wills that all of us come to the knowledge of the truth.1 This truth is God and what God has desired to reveal to us through Jesus Christ, through the holy Apostles, and through his Church. This is why God wills all people to be instructed, so that their minds may be enlightened by the light of faith.

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, in your Son you revealed the power and fulfillment of your love.  As we make our way through our lives, may we grow in our faithfulness to your ways, especially in our love for one another.  Help us to always be persons of compassion and justice, of patience and forgiveness, of humility and service.  We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen.

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