6 March 2024

God our Father,
love enlightens all things
and Jesus Christ himself is our torch.
You invite us to look at him, to contemplate the face he gives to your word.
The face in which you yourself reveal yourself to us.
The disfigured face of the Crucified One who calls us to follow him
to discover the true face of the humanity we are.
Convert us to listening to his words, which are the wisdom of life,
to faith in his daily presence.
Let the Gospel of Peace shine on our faces, so that we may pass on to the world
the light with which he is eternally clothed.