Mark 12:28–34


Like St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. John of God was an incredible soldier convert. It wasn’t until he was forty that he realized the sinfulness of his youth. However, his conversion was so radical that people worried about his mental health (he was institutionalized for a time). After his conversion, he spent the rest of his life serving the poor. We can be self-conscious of how our faith calls us to live differently from the culture around us. People might think we’re a bit strange. But we can’t be burdened or worried by that. Like John of God, let us answer God’s invitation to live our faith vibrantly.


Almighty God, help me regret my past sins and be sorrowful for the times when I have been far from you. May I have confidence in your mercy and continue to reform my life. Amen.


Inspired by St. John of God’s love for the poor, call a local homeless shelter and ask how you can contribute. Volunteer your time or donate some supplies like socks or blankets.

We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow.