Truthfulness in words and actions; honesty and enthusiasm toward others; authenticity.
Lord Jesus, You told us that You are “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Since You are the Truth,
please help me to be genuinely sincere with everyone I meet today.
Give me an authentic desire to be present to them, to encourage them, and to
honestly care about the way my actions impact them. Amen.
St. Joseph Mukasa
Joseph Mukasa served in the court of the Ugandan king. The other servants respected his authority and were happy to work under him because of his authenticity in the way he treated them and lived out his faith. He was sincere to the end, dying as a martyr, rather than denying he was Catholic under the threats of the king.
- I speak and act with authenticity.
- I am warm and open with others.
- I give genuine effort to my schoolwork or other tasks asked of me.
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these? He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”