August 31, 2013

August 31

August 31, 2013:  Saturday, 21st week, Ordinary Time

Today's readings
  • 1 Thes 4:9-11  Love one another even more.  Aspire to tranquil life.  Mind your own affairs.  Work.
  • Ps 98:1, 7-9  The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
  • Mt 25:14-30   Parable of talents:  Master entrusts money left.  2 servants earn more; other buries it.  On return:  "Well done.  Since you were faithful, I'll give you responsibilities" vs. "Wicked, lazy!  You didn't even put it in the bank to earn interest!"  More given to one who has; all taken from one who has not.

Music
This setting (one we use often) is from the kickoff volume of GIA's Celebration Series:  Psalms for the Church Year.  I didn't realize till now that there are ten volumes, and composers include not only Haugen and Haas but also Cooney, Daigle, Cotter, Isele, Fr. Foley, Stewart, and Kogut.
  • "Use what you got" from Let it Start, by Peggy Schrader.  (I just wrote her in the hope she'll let me post a related link.)

Green T-shirt:  money (gospel)
Heart pin:  Love one another (1st reading)

"Scales" pin:  Lord comes to rule with justice (psalm)

Wordle: Readings 8-31-13
Today's word cloud

I cleaned up some posts today.  If a glaring problem remains, please comment or otherwise let me know.  Thank you.