March 17, 2014

St. Patrick

March 17, 2014:  Monday, 2nd week of Lent / St. Patrick

Readings
Tagxedo word cloud 3-17-14
  • Dn 9:4b-10  “Lord, we've sinned, but compassion and forgiveness are yours!”
  • Ps 79:8-9, 11, 13  "Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins."  O God, help us, deliver us, and pardon our sins; then we'll will give thanks and praise you.
  • Lk 6:36-38  Be merciful like your Father.  Stop judging, stop condemning, forgive, and give; the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.




Pope Francis
  • Homily at Our Lady of Oration parish A Christian's first duty is to listen to the Word of God because he speaks to us, saves us with his Word, and makes our faith stronger:  Listen to Jesus!  Read short passages from the book of the gospels throughout the day.
Reflections
    • Creighton:   Welcome the other with compassion:  Converse with people out of your comfort zone.  Read stuff you may disagree with to see others' viewpoints.
    • One Bread One Body:  "Good measure pressed down,... running over" refers to farmers sowing seed carried in their garments' "pocket."   Work for Jesus...
    • Passionist:  Judgment can be subtle.  Use your energy instead to find good and love.
    • Universalis:  St. Patrick, bishop, missionary to Ireland; link has summary and 2 articles
    Music
    Apparel

    • "Sheep" tie bar:  "We the sheep of your pasture will give thanks..." (psalm)
    • "Ruler" tie bar:  "The measure you measure will be measured to you." (gospel)
    • "Shamrocks" tie, to commemorate St. Patrick
    • Purple in suspenders:  Lenten season


    Dress your life!

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