Personal Reflection

Text (Gospel Story) February 7, 2016

Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Live on in my love. You will live in my love if you keep my commandments, even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and live in his love. All this I tell you that my joy may be yours and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment: love another as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Sharing the Mission

“Last night I dreamed that I stood at the judgment seat of God. God received me with great severity and was about to pronounce my sentence when, suddenly, I was surrounded by an immense crowd of people carrying old boots, shoes, and hats. They presented all these things to God saying: ‘She was the one who gave us all these things.’ Then Jesus looked at me and said, ‘Because you gave all these old clothes in my Name, I open heaven to you. Enter, for all eternity.”

Prayer

Holy God, we thank you for the gift to us of
Blessed Rosalie Rendu,
Grant us the grace to be kind and loving.
For the poor we serve,
Grant us the grace to bring your help and solace.
Provident God, provide what we need to give to
the poor,
Grant us the grace to lighten their burdens.
For all the members of the Society of St Vincent
de Paul,
Grant us the grace to live the spirit of Blessed
Rosalie Rendu. Amen