Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Intention: That we all will come to share a deep and unconditional respect for the sanctity and dignity of life in all of its many stages, expressions, and needs.

Today’s Gospel | Mark 3:20-21

Jesus came with his disciples into the house.  Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.  When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

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

Let it be clear, then, in all your conduct toward the children who are entrusted to you, that you regard yourselves as the ministers of God, carrying out your ministry with love and a sincere and true zeal, accepting with much patience the difficulties you have to suffer, willing to be despised by men and to be persecuted, even to give your life for Jesus in the fulfillment of your ministry.

Prayer

Eternal Father, so often in life we choose to succumb to the illusion of our own power and allow ourselves to be driven only by the things that feed our egos.  Help us to overcome our arrogance and selfishness.  Lead us away from doubt and cynicism, and open our hearts to our need for faith and hope.  May be always aspire to be our best and truest selves as builders of your Kingdom.  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.