Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter

Saint Joseph the Worker

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 73 This Rule Only a Beginning of Perfection
Mass: Acts 5:17-26; Resp Ps 34; Jn 3:16-21. For optional memorial of St Joseph the Worker: Gn 1:26-2:3 or Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24; Mt 13:54-58

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

In today's account from the Acts of the Apostles, the Apostles are put in jail. God had other plans for them. The angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, 'Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.' So the Apostles went early in the morning and taught. Whatever prisons we find ourselves in, whether they be the prison of the limitations others impose upon us, or the limitations we impose upon ourselves, the Lord will release us and set us free. May our hearts and minds be open to His saving grace. God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life. We believe, help our unbelief.

May St Joseph, the humble workman of Nazareth, direct us toward Christ, support the sacrifice of those who do good, and intercede for those who have lost their job or who are not successful in finding a job.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, May 1, 2019)


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