Daily Mass Readings
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Daily Readings – Live the Word
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Live the Word
Mon 16 July – (Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
Isaiah 1:10-17; Psalm: 50; Matthew 10:34 – 11:1
I really see no other solution than to turn inwards and to root out all the rottenness there. I no longer believe that we can change anything in the world until we first change ourselves – Etty Hillesum
Tue 17 July – Liturgy of the Day
Isaiah 7:1-9; Psalm: 48; Matthew 11:20-24
Jesus warned the three towns against a smug sense of superiority. How often do we look at how flawed other societies or groups are while failing to acknowledge, or weed out, our own defects?
Wed 18 July – Liturgy of the Day
Isaiah 10:5-7. 13-16; Psalm: 94; Matthew 11:25-27
The psalmist reminds us today that whatever we might feel at any given moment, God does care and will not abandon us. Let us trust that God will walk with us today through whatever trials we are facing.
Thu 19 July – Liturgy of the Day
Isaiah 26:7-9. 12. 16-19; Psalm: 102; Matthew 11:28-30
Jesus does not promise that our burdens will be immediately lifted, but that we will be given “rest”. Jesus offers the gift of abiding peace. Ease yourself into the divine embrace and stay there awhile.
Fri 20 July – (St Apollinaris, BM)
Isaiah 38:1-6. 21-22. 7-8; Psalm: Isaiah 38; Matthew 12:1-8
What would you do if you were told that you only had a short time to live? Consider that when we are living in a state of grace, every one of our actions – even the most ordinary – is holy.
Sat 21 July – (St Lawrence of Brindisi, PrD)
Micah 2:1-5; Psalm: 10; Matthew 12:14-21
Are you feeling angry, frustrated, hopeless? Give voice to these feelings in prayer. Tell God about it. Then sit in silence and become aware of what God is saying to you in the core of your being.
Sun 22 July – 16TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm: 23; Mark 6:30-34
Over a period of time we all become what we love. This is why Jesus became incarnate to reveal the image of the invisible God. It is the logical conclusion of God’s love affair with creation.
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.