October 27, 2013

October 27

October 27, 2013:   30th Sunday, Ordinary Time 

Readings
  • Sir 35:12-14, 16-18  The Lord hears the oppressed, orphan, widow, lowly, all who serve God.  Lord judges justly, won't delay. 
    Wordle: Readings 10-27-13
  • Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23  "The Lord hears the cry of the poor," confronts evildoers, rescues the just, is close to the brokenhearted, saves the crushed in spirit, redeems his servants.  I bless the Lord always.
  • 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18  I am being poured out, have competed well, finished the race, kept the faith.  The just Lord will crown me and all who longed for him.  All deserted me, but the Lord stood by me, rescued me so all may hear the proclamation, will bring me safe to his kingdom.
  • Lk 18:9-14  Two went to temple to pray:  Pharisee to himself:  "Thank God I'm not like others; I fast and pay tithes."  Tax collector:  "God, be merciful to me, a sinner." 
    whoever exalts himself will be humbled; the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

Reflections
    • Pope Francis "World Family Day" homily:  The family (1) prays humbly, (2) keeps the faith by proclaiming and spreading it, accepting others, and bringing its salt and leaven to everyday life, and (3) experiences joy because God is near, hears our cry, and frees us.  True joy comes from God's presence and welcoming, merciful, respectful love fostering harmony between persons.  How do we pray together, live in faith and simplicity, experience joy?
    • RC.net:  What prayer, attitude, and action pleases God?
    • CreightonPretending to pray vs. praying

    Music

    Apparel



    • "Scales of justice" tie:  Lord judges justly (1st reading)
    • "Pierced hearts" suspenders:  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted (psalm, admittedly a stretch)
    • "Grapes" pin:  "I am being poured out like a libation" (2nd reading, another stretch)
    • Crown of Claddagh tie pin:  "a merited crown awaits me" (2nd reading)
    • "Road runner" tie pin:  "I have finished the race" (2nd reading)
    • "Kneeling person" tie bar:  Tax collector's prayer (gospel)

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