Daily Mass Readings
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Daily Readings – Live the Word
The week Ahead
Live the Word
Mon 16 Oct – (St Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin)
Romans 1:1-7; Psalm: 98; Luke 11:29-32
Jesus criticises those who want a “sign” or miracle of some kind before putting their faith in him and his teachings. Is your faith based on miracles, or do you seek Jesus and his teachings? Ponder God’s word today.
Tue 17 Oct – St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
Romans 1:16-25; Psalm 19; Luke 11:37-41
Despite the Spirit’s gifts of wisdom, knowledge and understanding given to us at Confirmation, we still manage to say and do things we often regret. Holy Spirit of God, make your gifts a part of all I say and do.
Wed 18 Oct – ST LUKE, EVANGELIST
2 Timothy 4:10-17; Psalm 145; Luke 10:1-9
Each of us is needed in the harvest in our own special way. The question is: What are we going to do about it? Start by asking God.. and then listen, in quiet prayer. God will direct you.
Thu 19 Oct – (St Paul of the Cross, Priest)
Romans 3:21-30; Psalm 130; Luke 11:47-54
Many of us carry around laundry lists of the injuries offenses we’ve had to endure in life. God does not keep a record of our offenses.God’s forgiveness is freeing and absolute. Free yourself through forgiveness.
Fri 20 Oct – (Bl. Daudi Okelo & Jildo Irwa, Martyrs)
Romans 4:1-8; Psalm 32; Luke 12:1-7
Each and every one of us is in God’s care. How quickly we seem to forget this, remembering only our pain and the negative things. Recall God’s care in your life, and give heartfelt thanks!
Sat 21 Oct – Liturgy of the Day
Romans 4:13.16-18; Psalm: 105; Luke 12:8-12
Laws and rules have their place, but ultimately faith is more than about obeying rules and regulations. Rather, faith is about being faithful to a relationship, a personal relationship with a loving God.
Sun 22 Oct – 29th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Isaiah 45:1.4-6; Psalm 96; Matthew 22:15-22
Isaiah tells us that we often forget to acknowledge God’s presence and concern. God is continually, unfailingly pouring out loving care for our wholeness and well-being. God calls us to respond in gratitude.
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.