Monday, September 2, 2019

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Labor Day: Prosper the work of our hands! Prosper the work of our hands! (Ps 90:17)

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 8-13
Mass: 1 Th 4:13-18; Resp Ps 96; Lk 4:16-30

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound.

On this celebration of Labor Day, often considered the end of summer fun and frolic, it seems fitting to motivate ourselves with words from St Benedict and the Holy Rule:

Let us get up then, at long last, for the Scriptures rouse us when they say: It is high time for us to arise from sleep (Rm 13:11). Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to to the voice of heaven that every day calls out this charge: If you hear his voice today, do not harden your hearts (Ps 94:8). And again: You have that ears to hear, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches (Rv 2:7). And what does it say? Come and listen to me, sons and daughters; I will teach you the fear of the Lord (Ps 33:12). Run while you have the light of life, that the darkness of death may not overtake you (Jn 12:35).
(RB Prol. 8-13)

(1 Th 4:17)

The Holy Father's September Prayer Intention:

Oceans contain the bulk of our planet's water supply, also most the immense variety of living creatures, many of them are threatened for various reasons.
Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity.
Our solidarity with the "common home" is born of our faith.
Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world's seas and oceans.

Today's photo: Under the fog at Shelter Cove.

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