July 18, 2014

July 18

July 18, 2014:  Friday, 15th week, Ordinary Time

Readings
St. Camillus de Lellis

  • Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8  As Hezekiah was dying, Isaiah told him:  “The Lord says:  Put your house in order; you won't recover.”  Hezekiah prayed and wept, and the Lord told Hezekiah through Isaiah, “I've heard your prayer and will give you 15 years and rescue and shield the city.”  Hezekiah / Isaiah:  “What's the sign?” / “The Lord will make the shadow... retreat 10 steps.”  It did.
  • Is 38:10-12abcd, 16  "You saved my life, O Lord; I shall not die."  I said, “I shall see the Lord no more in the land of the living,” but those live whom the Lord protects....
  • Mt 12:1-8  When Pharisees saw Jesus' disciples picking and eating grain on the sabbath, they told him, “What your disciples are doing is unlawful on the sabbath.”  Jesus:  “When David was hungry, he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering, and priests serving in the temple who violate the sabbath are innocent; there's something greater than the temple here.  If you understood 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you wouldn't have condemned these innocent men.  The Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.”
Music
Reflections
    • Creighton:  Jesus is more important than the Temple and the Law; following him involves realigning of values and rules we live by....
      Wordle: Readings 7-18-14
      "Wordle" of today's readings
    • One Bread One Body:  Hezekiah, upon hearing Isaiah's prophecy to put his house in order because he was dying, prayed and received 15 more years, but he didn't put his house in order:  he let messengers from Babylon obtain information that led to the chosen people's conquest (Is 39:2-8) and fathered a son (Manasseh) he didn't raise in godliness and who did much evil in God's sight" (2 Kgs 21:6-16).  Put your house in order.
    • DailyScripture.net:  "Sabbath rest" was a time to stop work, rest, and remember and celebrate God's goodness in creation and redemption. / In responding to Pharisees' scolding for plucking corn on the Sabbath, Jesus argues that human need has precedence; mercy is more important than ritual sacrifice.
      Apparel
      • 'Houses' tie:  "Put your house in order" (1st reading)
      • 'Praying person' tie bar:  Hezekiah prayed, received 15 years (1st reading)
      • 'Grain' pin:  Jesus was going through a field of grain. (gospel)
      • 'Medical' pin:  ministry to the sick (St. Camillus)
      • White and green shirt:  white for St. Camillus, green for Ordinary Time
      Special greetings to and prayers
      for the communities at the