Friday, August 31st

“Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, ‘For this reason, I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.’ As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.

Recall times in your life when it was challenging for you to accept Jesus’ message.

Was the root of the degree of challenge in Jesus’ words or was it in you?

What would help you to follow Jesus more closely?

Heritage word—“We know that we are called to be fire . . . to cast fire on the earth. Let us not be satisfied with being hot ashes instead!”

(Sister Mary Sujita, 9th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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