Today we celebrate the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. Help us, St. Therese, to always believe as you did, in God's great love for us, so that we might imitate your "Little Way" each day. Amen.
When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
"Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?"
Jesus turned and rebuked them,
and they journeyed to another village.
Refection question: Have you ever felt unwelcome? How did you react?