(Prayer offered for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Wednesday morning, 25 April 2018—Intercultural Week)
Let us remember we are in the holy presence of God
It may come as a surprise to many that I’m Mexican, but I am. Both my parents came to the United States about 20 years ago from Mexico. My mom is always telling me stories of when she first came to the U.S. One story I’ll never forget is the one she told me about visiting a store in her early days in this country. One time she went to go buy food and the cash register guy charged her more than she was supposed to pay because he saw that she didn’t know English. Luckily, there was a nice lady who saw what was going on and stood up for my mom. Today my mom knows some English, so when she sees someone struggling to communicate with someone else because of the language barrier, she’ll step in and help. This story has stayed with me and reminded me of the need to use our knowledge to help others in need.
Let us pray—
Dear Lord, we thank you for making every culture beautiful in its own unique way. We thank you for the opportunities we get to enjoy the beauty of every culture. We ask that you give us the strength to overcome challenges we may face and the courage to help someone who may need our help.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever
Emiliano Moreno—Class of 2019