Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
In today’s Gospel the good thief simply asks Jesus to ‘remember me’. Jesus tells him that being remembered by God is paradise. It’s a wonderful way to understand the Kingship of Christ. We know that Christ our King is not about earthly power, land, buildings, riches or might. We know Jesus’ Kingship is not about lording it over us, or making us frightened of his compassionate judgment. The power of Christ the King is seen in his memory, holding every person in this world close; calling each one of us by name. (Richard Leonard SJ)
Memorial of the Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary
Reflect on Mary as a holy woman who became aware of the great things that God did for her and through her. Pray with the song Mary Did you Know?
View a Good Day gratefulness.org and reflect on the gift of today. Invite students to compile a personal/group/class list of things to be grateful for. Respond to the question “how can I make today a good day?”