We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Matthew 10:40: He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
Reflection: As Jesus stumbles down the road to Golgotha, Veronica takes her veil to gently wipe the sweat and blood from his face. In return, Jesus leaves the mark of his image on the cloth. "He who receives me receives the one who sent me." Jesus meets her kindness with kindness, blessing her with the imprinted veil--a lasting reminder of God With Us.
Prayer: Jesus, through the example of Veronica, open our eyes to the suffering many of our students endure. By your Spirit, help us comfort them in your name, reminding us that in every such action, you are with us.