Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 16 The Celebration of the Divine Office During the Day
Mass: Jam 1:19-27; Resp Ps 15; Mk 8:22-26

I see people looking like trees and walking.


Today's First Reading at Mass provides plenty of food for thought in itself. Saint James exhorts "everyone" (Jm 1:19) in his epistle. For all of us then, united, embraced, and strengthened by the mercy and love of Our Lord, may we

Be quick to hear
Slow to speak 
Slow to anger
Anger does not accomplish the righteousness of God.
Put away all filth and evil excess
Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you.
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.
Bridle your tongue.
Keep oneself unstained by the world.

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Mt 5:5). Meekness can win over hearts, save friendships, and much more, because people get angry then they calm down. They rethink the issue before retracing their steps, and relationships can be rebuilt.
(Pope Francis, Wednesday Catechesis, Twitter, February 19, 2020)

© Gertrude Feick 2020

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