Redeemer, come with us abide;
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Redeemer, come with us abide;
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The readings for this Sunday, the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time, are pretty dramatic. They are leading us to the end of the liturgical year, and so we look the the end of time, and to the return of Christ the King, which is next Sunday's celebration.
In those days, I Daniel, heard this work of the Lord: "At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; it shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book .
"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.
"But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever." Daniel 12;1-3
Therefore my heart is glad, my soul rejoices; my body also dwell secure, for you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, nor let your devout one see the pit. You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence. Psalm 16: 9-11
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord; All the families of nations will bow low before him. For kingship belongs to the Lord, the ruler over nations. All who sleep in the earth will bow low before God; All who have gone down into the dust will kneel in homage. And I will live for the Lord; my descendants will serve you. The generation to will be told of the Lord, that they may proclaim to a people yet unborn the deliverance you have brought.Psalm 22:28-32Election day is here! Don't forget to bring you faith with you to the polls! Please remember the vital importance of religious liberty which is seriously threatened! I have included some links in this post that may be of interest to you as we prepare to go to the polls tomorrow.
A message from Archbishop Lucas
Public Witness and Catholic Citizenship, by Archbishop Chaput
Video of Religious Liberty by Archbishop Lori (there are many good videos in this link, so check them out!)
USCCB page on religious freedom
USCCB's First American Freedom
Democracy and the Gospel of Christ by, William Doino Jr. First Things blog: On The Square
And finally a YouTube link to an short video on what is at stake in this election:
Jesus is our Lord and our King! Above all else, it is in Him alone in whom we place our trust for our final hope, there is no elected official who can usher in the Kingdom of Heaven; that can only be accomplished through Him!
May God's grace and peace accompany you to the polling places today!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
29 Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone!
30 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
32 The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’
33 And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 And when Jesus saw that (he) answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
- Mark 12:28b-34 (NAB)
And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”, and in verse 34 with Jesus responding, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”