May Team Meeting
Reading the Word of God and Meditation [2 Pet 1:2-7]
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
Liturgical Prayer [Psalm 14 (15), 2-5]
O Lord, who may abide in your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy hill?
Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
and speak the truth from their heart,
who do not slander with their tongue,
and do no evil to their friends,
nor take up a reproach against their neighbours,
in whose eyes the wicked are despised,
but who honour those who fear the Lord;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt,
who do not lend money at interest,
and do not take a bribe against the innocent.
Those who do these things shall never be moved.
We use the words of Cardinal José Tolentino Mendonça:
What I ask of You, Lord, is the Grace of Being
I am not asking you for shoes, I am asking you for paths.
The taste of the paths resumed, with their surprises and their changes.
I am not asking you for things to support,
but let my empty hands be enthusiastic in building life.
I am not asking you to stop time on my favourite image,
but that You teach my eyes to see every moment as a new opportunity.
Drive away from me the words that serve only to evoke tiredness, discouragement, distance. That I do not think I already know everything about myself and others.
Even when I am not able or when I have nothing,
I know I can simply be.
That is what I ask of you, Lord:
Once more, the grace of being.
[Cardinal José Tolentino Mendonça]
Prayer for the Beatification of Fr. Caffarel