November 6, 2013

November 6

November 6, 2013:   Wednesday, 31st week, Ordinary Time

Readings
    Tagxedo word cloud 11-6-13
  • Rom 13:8-10  "Love your neighbor as yourself" sums up the commandments.  Love does no evil, fulfills the law.
  • Ps 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9  "Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need."  He is merciful and just, a light for the upright.
  • Lk 14:25-33  If you don't renounce your possessions, carry your cross, and come after me, you can't be my disciple.  One building a tower first calculates the cost.  If a king marching into battle thinks his troops can't oppose his opponent's, he'll ask for peace terms.

Reflections
  • Pope Francis audience:  “Communion of saints” is both of persons and spiritual goods (like sacraments, charisms, charity); in it we grow in communion with Christ and with his body, the Church community.  In sacraments, we encounter Christ and are confirmed in faith and sent to share the joy of salvation.  Through charisms—Holy Spirit-given spiritual gifts—we build up the Church.  Through charity spiritual gifts are fulfilled and we grow in God’s love.
  • RC.net:   What's the way of the cross for me?  Do I always lay down my life for Jesus' sake?  Count cost of discipleship—as tower builder and king at risk if they don't plan ahead.
  • Creighton:  Total commitment isn't part of our culture, but the Lord asks for it.  What is God asking of me?  My response?
  • Marian retreat, day 2:  Entrust ourselves to Mary so she can bring us to Jesus.  Let go of trying to do everything ourselves, thinking everything depends on us.  What do I need to detach from first?

Music for gospel (but not gospel music)

Apparel


  • "Hearts" suspenders:  "Love your neighbor as yourself" (1st reading); heart of the just is tranquil (psalm)
  • "Scales of justice" pin:  one acting with justice shall never be shaken (psalm)
  • Crucifix pin:  "carry your cross" (gospel)
  • "Skyscrapers" tie:  tower builder calculates the cost first (gospel)
  • "Peace sign" tie bar:  king considers asking for peace terms (gospel)

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