Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:1-6 The Order of the Psalmody
Mass: Rm 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Resp Ps 40; Lk 12:35-38

Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

In today's Gospel Jesus tells the disciples, and us, to "gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks." May the words of young Samuel be in our hearts and on our lips: Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Sam 9).

Let the Gospel be the measure and guide of life's decisions and plans! Then you will be missionaries in all that you do and say, and wherever you work and live you will be signs of God's love, credible witnesses to the loving presence of Jesus Christ. Never forget: "No one lights a light and then puts it under a bushel" (Mt 5:15)!
(John Paul II, Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World on the Occasion of the XVII World Youth Day, Toronto 18-28 July 2002, 3)


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