8 June: Day VI – Simple and poor in spirit and in life
WORD OF GOD: For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich. (2 Cor 8: 9)
OUR CONSTITUTION: Fundamentally, we stand before God in total emptiness, humbly accepting our humanity. We cling to nothing but the Lord, who gifts us with peace and joy, enables us to be content with what we receive, and sets us free from the selfish desire to possess. (YAS, C 16)
LET US PRAY: Lord Jesus Christ! Blessed Sister Maria Antonina experienced hunger, and yet she shared with other prisoners a portion of her daily bread. She was sensitive particularly to the needs of poor children. Grant us the grace that we understand those who ask us for a piece of bread. May our hearts be open to help another human being.
Blessed Sister Maria Antonina,
simple and poor in spirit and in life,
PRAY FOR US!