Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the day: RB 16 The Hours of the Word of God During the Day
Mass: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Resp. Ps 19; Mt 25:31-46
A surprise snow fall at Redwoods today


Brethren and friends, let us never allow ourselves to misuse what has been given to us by God’s gift…Let us not labour to heap up and hoard riches while others remain in need…Let us put into practice the supreme and primary law of God. He sends down rain on the just and sinful alike, and causes the sun to rise on all without distinction. To all earth’s creatures he has given the broad earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests. He has given the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in the water. He has given to all the basic needs of life, not as a private possession, not restricted by law, not divided by boundaries, but as common to all, amply and in rich measure. His gifts are not deficient in any way, because he wanted to give equality of blessing to equality of worth, and to show the abundance of his generosity.
(St Gregory Nazianzen)

Time is made for dying in a thousand ways,
so why be afraid of dying when a kind of dying could come all the time?
Live every day like you’re terminal.
Live every day like your soul’s eternal.
Because it is.
  1. Voskamp, The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life)

Just as you did it to one of the least of these
brothers or sisters of mine, you did it to me.
(Mt 25:40)

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