In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
On this feast day of St. Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of St. Catherine's school in RCSD we hear about Catherine who was well educated and intelligent and secure in her love for God. She could not be persuaded to abandon her faith for anyone and this devotion led to her martyrdom.
Christian life is rooted in love. Love for God, others, and ourselves. It is based on fairness, mercy and compassion. We are called to be kind and to give generously. These are qualities that lead us to live lives where justice will prevail.
In our prayer today let us ask for guidance and the wisdom to be charitable
to everyone we meet.
God of Charity and Justice,
We often ask the question, "What would Jesus do?"
Perhaps the better question is, "What would Jesus have us do?"
Help us today to have the wisdom to answer this question
and to act on doing the right and loving thing.
It is not always easy to act as You would have us do,
but with your guidance and Spirit we know we can follow in your footsteps.
We make this prayer in your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.
We continue our day in prayer in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit. Amen.