July 15 – Monday
Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Gospel Reading MT 10:34—11:1
These hard words of Jesus can only be understood in the light of our life experience, the times we had to face the dramatic choices Jesus speaks of. We know there are moments when stark choices need to be made to ensure we can still call ourselves disciples of Jesus, moments when we wield the sword of division or separation.
This is perhaps the basic condition for discipleship, and no moralistic or perfect obedience to any law or system of rules can replace it.
Prayer: (all together)
We ask insistently for the grace of real interior freedom and for courage to be true to ourselves and to our calling. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen