Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:22-43
Mass: Acts 14:5-18; Resp Ps 115; Jn 14:21-26

May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

After Paul cures the man lame from birth, a man who had never walked, the crowds go wild. They think Paul and Barnabas to be gods calling Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes". No, cry Paul and Barnabas, "we proclaim to you good news that you should turn from these idols to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them." Or in the words of the psalmist, let us all sing, "Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory."

Place your hope in God alone. If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself.
(RB 4:41-42)


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