Daily Mass Readings
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Daily Readings – Live the Word
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Live the Word
Mon 27 Nov – Liturgy of the Day
Daniel 1:1-6.8-20; Psalm: Daniel 3:52-56; Luke 21:1-4
It is not easy to praise God in times of trouble and affliction. Yet our ancestors did. Consider reading and praying this remarkable song of praise from our first reading (Daniel 1:1-6.8-20) in personal times of trouble.
Tue 28 Nov – Liturgy of the Day
Daniel 2:31-45; Psalm: Daniel 3:57-61; Luke 21:5-11
As we approach what is commonly called the “silly season”, we can often lose sight of the Lord. Perhaps the best way is to find Jesus where he told us he is, in the poor, the stranger, the ill, the prisoner…
Wed 29 Nov – Liturgy of the Day
Daniel 5:1-6.13-14.16-17.23-28; Psalm: Daniel 3:62-67; Luke 21:12-19
It’s easy to assume we should and will be rewarded for doing the right thing. Jesus reminds us that the values of the Kingdom of God aren’t the same as the material world. Jesus, I put my trust in you.
Thu 30 Nov – St ANDREW, A
Romans 10:9-18; Psalm 19; Matthew 4:18-22
When we start to recognize God’s goodness in all things, in the delightful and the unbearable, our hearts expand. Then what have we to fear? Nothing will keep us from the love of God.
Fri 01 Dec – (Bl Clementine Anuarite, V&M)
Daniel 7:2-14; Psalm: Daniel 3:75-81; Luke 21:29-33
Fear and resentment often tempt one to withhold a kindness or understanding word to another. We have an opportunity to be channels of God’s enduring love and mercy by how we communicate with one another.
Sat 02 Dec – Liturgy of the Day
Daniel 7:15-27; Psalm: Daniel 3:82-87; Luke 21:34-36
St Augustine asked, “What does love look like”? In reply he said, “Love has hands to help others. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has a heart to hear the signs and sorrows of others. That’s what love looks like”.
Sun 03 Dec – 1st SUNDAY of ADVENT
Isaiah 63:16-17. 64:1.3-8; Psalm 80; Mark 13:33-37
When we “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” we are stepping out of the mundane and entering a realm infused with the presence of God and energized by the Holy Spirit. Jesus, envelop me like a garment.
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Something to think about before praying: becoming peaceful and quiet.
From an Excerpt from ‘The Imitation of Christ’ by Thomas à Kempis – Chapter 3 para 1 & 2
Of the good, peaceable man
First keep thyself in peace, and then shalt thou be able to be a peace-maker towards others. A peaceable man doth more good than a well-learned. A passionate man turneth even good into evil and easily believeth evil; a good, peaceable man converteth all things into good. He who dwelleth in peace is suspicious of none, but he who is discontented and restless is tossed away with many suspicions, and is neither quiet himself nor suffereth others to be quiet. He often saith what he ought not to say, and omitteth what it were more expedient for him to do. He considerith to what duties others are bound, and neglecteth those to which he is bound himself. Therefore be zealous first over thyself, and then mayest thou righteously be zealous concerning thy neighbour.
Thou knowest well how to excuse and to colour thine own deeds, but thou wilt not accept the excuses of others. It would be more just to accuse thyself and excuse thy brother. If thou wilt that others bear with thee, bear thou with others. Behold how far thou art as yet from true charity and humility which knows not how to be angry or indignant against any save self alone. It is no great thing to mingle with the good and the meek, for this is naturally pleasing to all, and every one of us willingly enjoyeth peace: but to be able to live peaceably with the hard and perverse, or with the disorderly, or those who oppose us, this is a great grace and a thing much to be commended and most worthy of a man.