Daily Mass Readings
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Daily Readings – Live the Word
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Live the Word
Mon 16 Apr – Liturgy of the Day
Acts 6:8-15; Psalm: 119; John 6:22-29
We tend to spend our lives looking for happiness outside of ourselves, in relationships, in things. Be still and look within yourself, where God is and always has been, and experience a lasting happiness and joy.
Tue 17 Apr – Liturgy of the Day
Acts 7:5 – 8:1; Psalm: 31; John 6:30-35
Most of us have never known the real and terrifying pain of physical hunger. But we may mistakenly think we’re not spiritually hungry either. Sometimes we mask our hunger by filling up on the wrong food.
Wed 18 Apr – Liturgy of the Day
Acts 8:1-8; Psalm: 66; John 6:35-40
People view life differently. In the same circumstances, some see grace and blessing, and they rejoice; others feel victimized, and they complain. Do you see the Divine at work in your daily life?
Thu 19 Apr – Liturgy of the Day
Acts 8:26-40; Psalm: 66; John 6:44-51
Those who like to cook know the joy of nourishing the ones they love. A meal is always enjoyed most with others. Imagine what delight God takes in feeding and nourishing us with the Living Bread. Imagine God’s joy!
Fri 20 Apr – (St Marcellinus, B)
Acts 9:1-20; Psalm: 117; John 6:52-59
Our relationship to Jesus is meant to be the most intimate, like a marriage where two become “one flesh”. Christ lives in us, and we in Him. Commit and unite yourself to Him today in the Eucharist.
Sat 21 Apr – (St Anselm, BD)
Acts 9:31-42; Psalm: 116; John 6:60-69
How profoundly transformed Peter was by the Spirit of Jesus. He seemed to have the same kind of compassionate presence that Jesus had. A compassionate presence can bring healing, life and blessing.
Sun 22 Apr – 4th SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 4:8-12; Psalm: 118; John 10:11-18
We can see each sunrise, each newborn child, each encounter with beauty and chalk them all up to chance, or we can stand back in wonder at these daily miracles and choose to see the hand of God You choose!
Key: SOLEMNITY ; FEAST ; Memorial ; (Optional Memorial)
Colour = Liturgical colour of the day or feast
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.