The fifth day of our retreat had us looking at our part in the mission of Jesus. The handout began with one of my favorite quotes:
"This is what Yahweh asks of you, only this. That you act justly, that you love tenderly, that you walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
Also suggested for prayer were some scenes from the Gospels: Jesus showing compassion on the crowd, the Good Samaritan, ...
Then, I prayed over this quote from our Constitutions of 1982:
"Wherever we are sent, whatever our work may be,
our lives will be inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus
and the desire of making Him known, expressed in:
- a concern for the growth of the whole person
- a thirst for working towards justice and peace
in the world in response to the cry of the poor
- a passion to proclaim the Gospel." #13
On this First Friday, let us contemplate Jesus living his mission of love and let Him lead you into living His Love.