Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales

First Scripture Reading
1 Samuel 24: 3-21
Gospel Reading
Mark 3: 13-19

Opening Prayer

Compassionate God, it must have been so difficult for David not to kill Saul when he had the opportunity. David’s generous heart is so much more like Yours than Saul’s jealous, vengeful heart. Thank You for Your generous compassion. As Jesus sent forth the chosen Twelve to spread the good news of your love and with the power to expel demons, send us forth today to proclaim Your saving Presence everywhere we go – and to expel demons which cripple, diminish or destroy others. Heal our hearts of vengeance which shrinks and destroys. Choose us again. Make us instruments of Your compassion and mercy today.

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