Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs (3rd century)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:5-9
Mass: Haggai 1:1-8; Resp Ps 149; Lk 9:7-9

Sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful.

Leading up to today's Gospel passage from St Luke, Jesus has been busy calling disciples, telling parables, traveling here and there, feeding many, healing the sick and the lame, and raising others from the dead. Herod the tetrarch heard about all these things going on; he was greatly perplexed. He questions the identity of this man who is attracting many followers and doing great deeds by asking, "Who then is this about whom I hear such things?" Herod kept on the quest to answer his question; we are told he kept trying to see Jesus. Shouldn't we also keep trying to see Jesus in all things, in all events, in the daily? May we keep our search for God and faith alive, rekindling it anew each and every day.

When we become "spirituality lukewarm", we become half-Christians, without substance. Instead, the Lord wants conversion today.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, September 26, 2019)

© Gertrude Feick 2019

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