The Daily Prayer
SATURDAY, July 25, 2020
In 1898, United States troops invaded Puerto Rico, recolonizing its people after their struggle for independence under Spanish rule. US citizenship was given to Puerto Ricans, but in the 1930s, a nationalist movement gained popularity and US assimilation was opposed. A struggle still exists in Puerto Rico between gaining independence and remaining a colony of the United States.
Jesuit leader and Latino theologian Pedro Arrupe said, “Today our prime educational objective must be to form men-for-others; men who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ—for the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for men is a farce.”
Almighty God, thank you for the cloud of witnesses who have gone before us. Surround us with living saints who remind us of the sort of people we are trying to become. When we fall short of who we want to be, catch us in the arms of your grace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.