DEVOTIONS IN HONOR OF
OUR MOTHER OF
PERPETUAL HELP

Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

JOS 3:7-10A, 11, 13-17, MT 18:2119:1

When in doubt about how to treat others, we must look to Jesus. He shows us that we must be ready to offer a healing hand to those who ask our help, share a meal with social misfits, welcome outcasts into our midst, and be ready to serve the needs of the poor and ill.

Jesus shows us that we must teach God’s love and compassion by being love and compassion in our human encounters and in our relationships with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and community members. He shows us that we must always forgive those who injure us, choose mercy over blame, and let go of desire for revenge, retaliation, or retribution.

We have been given the power to love, heal, and show mercy. Our challenge is to intentionally choose to be like God, who loves us completely, forgives us without question, and calls us to an ever more compassionate way of being.

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