As you begin your retreat, free your mind of distractions. Breathe deeply several times. Open your mind and heart to God.
Therefore, just as through one person sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all, inasmuch as all sinned.
Through one person, Jesus Christ, goodness entered the world, and through goodness, life. Jesus showed us by his words and deeds what it means to live as God wants us to here and now. It is a life of faith, hope, and love. Jesus is proof that the actions of one person can make a powerful, life-changing impact on the world.
How do I, as one person, help to bring about positive change in the world?
Do I make a conscious effort each day to do one thing to make this world a better place for all?
(Pray, using these words or words of your own.)
Jesus, you who came to teach and free us, help me to follow your example of kindness and love in all the moments of each of my days.