Feast of Saints Simon & Jude, Apostles

Intention: For comfort and relief to all victims of epidemics and natural disasters, especially in regions where resources and support are scarce.

Today’s Gospel | Luke 6:12-16

Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

From the Meditation on Saints Simon & Jude | Saint John Baptist de La Salle

It is not enough for you to be true servants of Jesus Christ; you are further obliged to make him known and adored by the children whom you instruct. The care you must have for your own perfection ought to lead you to do this.

Prayer

Eternal Father, you taught us that the heart of your ways is mercy.  We pray, then, that we always will be merciful. Help us, O Lord, that we always will treat each other with patience and compassion, that we never judge or speak wrongly of others, and that we are never indifferent to each other’s pain.  May we offer ourselves to you each day to be your instruments of peace, acceptance, forgiveness, and healing in this world.  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.