Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Humbeline (d. 1135), abbess, sister of Bernard of Clairvaux

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 10 The Night Office in Summertime
Mass: Gn 1:20-2:4a; Resp Ps 8; Mk 7:1-13

See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth to be your food.

God continues to be busy about creating things: an abundance of living creatures, birds, great sea monsters, all kinds of winged birds, cattle, creeping things and all kinds of wild animals. God saw how good it was. God created male and female, in the divine image He created us. He has given us dominion over all things and plentiful food to nourish our minds and bodies. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good. May we too find all that God created very good, treating all things and all people accordingly. 

For those who accept God's unconditional love, their acceptance has enormous consequences. They cannot pay God off, for they are loved by God. They cannot beg God in prayer, because they don't beg those who love them. They cannot look on others without realizing the mystery of God's unconditional love for them too.
(Anthony F. Campbell SJ)

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars which you set in place.
All sheep and oxen,
yes, and the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,
and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
(Resp Ps 8)


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