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 21:20-25
Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, “Master, who is the one who will betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus said to him, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.” So the word spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus had not told him that he would not die, just “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours?”
It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.
From the Fifth Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Ask God today for the grace to watch so well over the children confided to you that you will take every possible precaution to shield them from serious faults.
Ask God to be such good guides for them, through the light that you will procure for yourselves by turning to God and by the fidelity with which you do your work, that you will see clearly every obstacle to the good of their souls and keep away from the path of their salvation everything that could harm them.
This is the principal care you must have for the children entrusted to you. It is the main reason why God has entrusted you with so holy a ministry, and it is on this that God will call you to give a very exact account on the day of judgment.
Eternal Father, there are times when we might ask ourselves if we truly believe in you, or if we only believe because of what we want for ourselves. Help us to have a faith that, like your love for us, is unconditional and binds us to you in selflessness and trust. Fill us with the humility to do the work of building your Kingdom, living as signs of your saving presence to all, especially those who are most in need. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.