Dear Assumption Catholic Schools,
As we turn from winter to spring, I hope that you are able to take time to admire all the beauty that is around us in God’s creation. We also continue to pray for everyone’s health and safety. Hard to beleive it is just 3 months until the end of the school year.
Our virtue this week is SACRIFICE – The strength to forgo one’s own benefit for the good of others. What are some ways we can make SACRIFICES?
Lord, You SACRIFICED everything dying for us on the Cross. You suffered all of that for our good, because you love us. May we learn how to SACRIFICE for those around us especially our family members, classmates and teammates. Help us to develop the habit of looking for ways to do good for others.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred heart of Jesus, with all Its love, all Its sufferings and all Its merits;
To expiate all the sins I have committed this day, and during all my life. To purify the good I have done in my poor way this day, and during all my life. To make up for the good I ought to have done and that I have neglected this day and during all my life.
THE OPPOSING VICE
SELF-INDULGENCE – The weakness of seeking one’s own personal desires above all others.
Some examples of self-indulgence are:
▪ Grabbing the best piece of pizza or cake before anyone else so you have the best.
▪ Running to the water fountain so you can get a drink first.
▪ Cutting in line.
▪ Making a mess and refusing to clean it up.
▪ Going up for seconds before others have even had firsts.
If every human being lived this way, the world would be a very unhappy place.
The Beatitudes from the Gospel of St. Matthew (5: 3-10) are an excellent example of living the virtue of SACRIFICE.
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools