President’s Virtue of the Week
Dear Assumption Catholic Schools,
We continue to pray for all, for your health, happiness and continued support.
The virtue this week is COMPASSION
The strength to be aware of the needs of others and the desire to help them.
Lord, thank You for giving us the opportunity to gather and learn about the virtues. Help us to do it for your glory and honor. Strengthen our wills and forge our resolve to practice the virtue of COMPASSION in our pursuit of being aware of the needs of others and striving to do all we can to help them.
The Golden Rule
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
“Do unto others
as you would have them do unto you.”
Encourage and befriend someone
who appears lonely.
Make sure no one eats alone at
Matthew 18: 23-33
That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to
settle accounts with his servants.
When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him
a huge amount. Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to
be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me,
and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with compassion the master of that
servant let him go and forgave him the loan.
When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a
much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay
back what you owe.’ Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be
patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he had him put
in prison until he paid back the debt.
Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply
disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.
His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you
your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on
your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’
“The fruit of love is service,
which is compassion in action.”
– St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“Encourage one another, and may your mutual
good example speak louder than any words can.”
– St. Louise de Marillac
The opposing Vice
THE WEAKNESS TO NOT CARE ABOUT THE NEEDS
OR SUFFERINGS OF OTHERS.
HOW TO MELT A HEART OF ICE?
One of the fastest ways to melt a heart of ice is
to contemplate the sufferings of our Lord Jesus
in his most sacred Passion.
When we look at how much He suffered for us,
we are filled with:
FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATING JESUS’ SUFFERINGS
1. Admiration – How is it possible that God can suffer so much for
the love of me?
2. Gratitude – I am so indebted to our dear Redeemer. My heart
should melt with appreciation.
3. Compassion – My heart will be overwhelmed with sorrow as I
compassionate everything that Jesus suffered for me.
4. Contrition for my sins – I will go to the Sacrament of Penance
more often and will firmly resolve to sin no more.
5. Love – I will love Jesus more each day.
6. Prayer – I will ask our Lord the grace to love Him, to imitate Him,
and never to offend Him again.
Lord, God, You didn’t run at the first sign of
chaos or difficulty.
You showed us how to have true COMPASSION
for others by coming to earth to save us.
We want to live like You.
We want to live for You and for others.
Help us to have COMPASSION for others this
week, by sincerely reaching out to those in need.
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools