WITH JESUS IN THE MORNING
Today is the feast of the Annunciation: "Hail, Mary!" With Mary, I offer the Lord my day, my joys and my sorrows and make myself available to you, like she was. What does it mean to offer myself to the Lord? May I enter into the great family of those who welcome Jesus into their hearts to give him to the world, and to carry with him his mission of compassion. Today, in the Church, I unite with my brothers and sisters in China and thinking of them, I want to live unity, overcome divisions already around me, and by extension to China. Jesus, I trust in you.
"Trong Thoả Thuận Tạm Thời kí kết [giữa Toà Thánh] với chính quyền Trung Quốc, (…) Lần đầu tiên, Hiệp định đặt ra các yếu tố hợp tác bền vững giữa các cơ quan nhà nước và Toà Thánh, với hy vọng sẽ gửi đến cho cộng đoàn giáo dân Công Giáo những mục tử tốt lành." (ĐGH. Phanxicô) Lạy Chúa Giêsu, chúng con xin trao phó Giáo Hội Trung Quốc và cả chính quyền nước này cho Ngài.
WITH JESUS DURING A DAY
"The Provisional Agreement signed with the Chinese Authorities, (...) For the first time, the Agreement sets out stable elements of cooperation between the state authorities and the Apostolic See, in the hope of providing the Catholic community with good shepherds.." (Pope Francis) Jesus, we entrust to you the Church in China, and the government of this country!
WITH JESUS IN THE NIGHT
Calm your mind and give thanks to God for this day. Close your eyes and take a moment of silence. Make yourself present and see in your heart all that happened today: people, places, situations, and conversations. What resonates in your heart? What feelings do you have? What moves you? Take note of what you discover and bring it before God. Hail Mary...
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