July 12, 2014

July 12

July 12, 2014:  Saturday, 14th week, Ordinary Time

Readings

Wordle: Readings 7-12-14
  • Is 6:1-8  I saw the Lord on a throne and seraphim crying “Holy is the Lord!  The earth is filled with his glory!”  I said, “Woe is me!  I'm unclean, but I've seen the Lord!”  An angel touched my mouth and said, “Your sin is purged.”  Then I heard the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”  I said, “Here I am; send me!”
  • Ps 93:1-2, 5  "The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty."  Your throne stands firm.  Your decrees are trustworthy...
  • Mt 10:24-33  “No disciple is above his teacher.  Nothing is concealed that won't be revealed.  What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light.  Don't fear.  If you acknowledge me before others, I'll acknowledge you before my heavenly Father.”
Music
Reflections
    • Creighton:  Once Isaiah saw the Lord and was cleansed, he offered himself to service [as prophet and eventual martyr].  Don't be afraid to proclaim the good news.
    • One Bread One Body:  The disciples, though slandered and persecuted, are fearless, bold, and free witnesses.  God's power reaches perfection in their weakness.  May we be authentic Christians, worthy of persecution for love of Jesus.
    • Passionist:  Let's follow the lead of Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Ananias, and Isaiah and respond to God's call with "Here I am."
    • DailyScripture.net:   Fear can spur us to faith and action.  Fear of God, reverence, frees us from pride, cowardice, and deception.  To suffer for the faith is to share in Christ's work of Christ.  The Spirit gives us power, freedom, and grace.
    From the Vatican
    • Justice and Peace conference on "inclusive economy":  Pope Francis's proposal for a more inclusive economy doesn't imply abandonment of market economy.  “Economy that kills” refers to the idolatry of money.  Globalization has increased rich/poor gaps and inequalities.  Economic development must with foresight assure sustainability and avoid financial crises.  Politics struggles to give directives and policies to bring finance at the service of the common good, but finance has prevailed over politics.
    Apparel
    • "Angel" pin:  Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings (1st reading)
    • "Eyeball" tie pin:  "My eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (1st reading)
    • "Airplane" tie pin: "one of the seraphim flew to me" (1st reading)
    • Dark shirt:  "What I say to you in the darkness,..." (gospel)
    • White in suspenders:  "...speak in the light" (gospel)
    • "Penny" tie pin:  "Aren't two sparrows sold for a small coin?" (gospel)
    • "Birds" tie:  "Don't be afraid; you're worth more than a flock of sparrows" (gospel)