(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Tuesday, 25 September 2018)
Good morning La Salle and De La Salle!
Let us remember that we are in the presence of God.
Perhaps you are familiar with the song of that same title by country singer Thomas Rhett.
Our freshmen and sixth graders know this well as they are navigating their first semester in high school and middle school. Life changes. Our seniors also know this as they can look back to the person they were when they entered high school and reflect on how much they have grown in four years of high school while preparing for their next chapter. Life changes. From the little changes to the big ones, life is constantly changing. I can attest to this statement myself as my family welcomed a beautiful little boy to our family just over a month ago. Life changes.
We have all experienced many changes in our lives, from losing a loved one to welcoming a new one to the world. Even when change is a beautiful thing, it can also bring along new stresses and new challenges.
One thing that doesn’t change, however, is the love of God in Christ Jesus. Sacred Scripture reminds us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. How comforting to know that no matter what is changing around us, or no matter what changes we ourselves may be going through, Jesus and His abundant love for us are always the same. Jesus is constantly working through our family, our friends, our coaches and teachers and deans, to demonstrate that love and support. And that love will carry us through.
Let us pray,
Jesus, thank you for being our Constant Love and Our Faithful Friend. As life changes take place around us and even within us, help us to turn to You and trust in you through it all.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever.
Anthony Russo–Campus Minister