Daily Mass Readings
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Daily Readings – Live the Word
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Live the Word
Mon 17 Sep – (St Robert Bellarmine, BD)
1 Corinthians 11:17-26. 33; Psalm: 40; Luke 7:1-10
There is no one who is without faults, and who is not in some way a burden to others, whether he is a superior or a subject, an old man or a young one, a scholar or a dunce. – St Robert Bellarmine
Tue 18 Sep – Liturgy of the Day
1 Corinthians 12:12-14. 27-31; Psalm: 100; Luke 7:11-17
In Jesus we find ultimate compassion. He saw with the eyes of love. “Do not weep” He tells the widow. Jesus asks the same of us in all our relationships, to see with the eyes of our hearts, without judgement.
Wed 19 Sep – (St Januarius, BM)
1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:13; Psalm: 33; Luke 7:31-35
“To grow gently into weakness and to discover that in the heart of weakness, there is the presence of God.” – Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche communities for people with intellectual disability, on his hopes for the future.
Thu 20 Sep – (Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Pr & Paul Chong HaSang & Commpanions, Ms)
1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Psalm: 118; Luke 7:36-50
I pray you to walk in faith, so that when you have finally entered into heaven, we may greet one another. I leave you my kiss of love. – St Andrew Kim Taegon
Fri 21 Sep – (ST MATTHEW, AE)
Ephesians 4:1-7. 11-13; Psalm: 19; Matthew 9:9-13
After Jesus’ death and resurrection, the first Christians went ‘underground’, meeting in the secrecy of the catacombs to avoid persecution. During this time, the Church was largely of the poor and for the poor, sharing resources equally.
Sat 22 Sep – (St Maurice & companions, Ms)
1 Corinthians 15:35-37. 42-49; Psalm: 56; Luke 8:4-15
Where we put our energy tells us how much we really want something. What does this say about our fervour in following Jesus, loving unconditionally, remaining faithful in prayer, and trusting God’s faithfulness and mercy.
Sun 23 Sep – 25th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Wisdom 2:12. 17-20; Psalm: 54; Mark 9:30-37
The King we worship enjoyed no earthly success: He rode into town on a donkey and died a criminal’s death. In the heart of weakness is the presence of God. Where we see life diminished, God exalts.
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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.