Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 23 Excommunication for Faults 
Mass: Kings 19:16b, 19-21; Resp Ps 16; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62

You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.


One of my favorite lines in the Gospel: Jesus resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem. One dictionary defines resolutely as "in an admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering manner." In other words, nothing was going to get in the way of Jesus doing the will of His Father in heaven. Jesus tell us to do the same: Follow me. How purposeful, determined, and unwavering are you in doing the Lord's will? What, if anything, is getting in the way? We pray for the courage and strength to be purposeful, determined and unwavering in our response to Jesus: "I will follow you wherever you go". 

Willingness has no color of its own, only at every call, it is ready to will what God wills. Happy they who have ever so small a seed of so great a blessing.
(François Fenelon)
What is demanded of the disciple is not brilliance, moral perfection, or knowledge of the way, but fidelity and courage.
(Erasmo Leiva Merikakis)
This message of mine is for you, then, if you are ready to give up your own will, once and for all, and armed with the strong and noble weapons of obedience to do battle for the true King, Christ the Lord.
(RB Prologue 3)
Today's photo: Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington

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