December 3 - St. Francis Xavier, priest
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Matthew 9: 35-38).
Christ needs laborers who are virtuous enough to give of themselves to serve others. Is your heart moved with pity like Christ’s?
Lord, St. Francis Xavier was a great example of spiritual leadership. Help me to follow his example.
Impact Sports: Do I ever thank the bus driver?
Impact Life: Did I thank my parents today?