In today's Gospel, Jesus gives instructions to his disciples, who are open to accepting his wisdom and applying it to themselves. This is the virtue of docility, which is not so popular today, but important for learning nonetheless.
When Jesus got baptized in the Jordan by John, he identified with sinners, and God sent a divine sign of his approval. When we meet sinners, do we identify with them and help them to become more than they are right now, or do we separate ourselves from them?
On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebrating an apparition of Mary in 16th century Mexico in which Mary appeared to Juan Diego as an indigenous woman, let us inculturate our own faith and make it more a part of our own modern American experience.