Monday of Holy Week
St. Ignatius once said: “go forth and set the world on fire.” I am by no means a perfect person and I wish I could go out every day and do just what St. Ignatius asks us. In today’s Scripture reading, God is asking us to go forth and help those who may not see the light or are in trouble. God has put each one of us here, has “formed [us],” to be light for others and show His goodness to all. I think we all forget that God is calling us all to be teachers. We all lead by example and we are all here to teach one another. In the Scripture reading, I believe that is exactly what God wants us to do. He knows that we are by no means perfect, that some of us may struggle in doing that, but ultimately if we touch one person, if ultimately we help one person, if ultimately we teach one person, then maybe we will teach ourselves something. That we all matter. We are all God’s children.
God, we pray that we will remember that we are all God’s children and that we are all here to make a difference no matter how big or small.
Eric Jaukkuri, ‘13
First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-7
Psalm 27:1-3, 13-14
Gospel: John 12:1-11
Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website