October 12, 2019

Oct. 12

October 12, 2019:  Saturday, 27th week, Ordinary Time

Find about a dozen connections with today?
Legend below
  • Jl 4:12-21  Come; I'll sit in judgment.  The harvest is ripe, the wine press fullvats overflow, so great their malice.  The day of the Lord is near.  Sun, moon, and stars are dark.  The Lord roars, but the Lord is a refuge to his people.  Then you'll know I am your God,  Jerusalem shall be holy.  Mountains shall drip new wine, hills milk. and channels of Judah water.  Egypt shall be a waste, because of the violence done, innocent bloodshed.  But Judah and Jerusalem shall abide....
  • Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12  "Rejoice in the Lord, you just!"  The Lord is king.  Justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.  Mountains melt like wax before him.  All see his glory.  Light dawns for the just.
  • Lk 11:27-28  Woman / Jesus:  “Blessed the womb that carried you and the breasts you sucked.” / “Rather, blessed those who hear and observe God's word.”
Reflect
  • Creighton:  Mary is significant not just because she was chosen to be Jesus' mother but because she said yes unconditionally; she heard and acted on God’s word her whole life.  Jesus too heard and acted on his Father's word, even unto his death.  So it must be for us.   What is God asking of us?  May we listen, reflect, and act....
    The Virgin suckling the Child/ Cranach
    30 more; Vatican:
    "Show tender images of Mary breastfeeding"
  • One Bread, One Body:  "Live the life of blessing":  Elizabeth proclaimed, "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb."  Mary prophesied, "All ages shall call me blessed."  "A woman from the crowd" confirmed Mary's prophecy:  "Blest the womb that bore You...."  Jesus agreed Mary was blessed, but for hearing and keeping God's Word.  We too can be blessed if we accept God's grace to bo beyond our tendency to passivity and do, love, and share God's Word....
  • DailyScripture.net:  "Hear the word of God and keep it":  Mary heard and believed God's word and submitted herself to God's plan. Jesus said that whoever does God's is a friend of God and member of his family; they're blessed because they know God personally and rejoice in hearing and obeying him.  We were made for God and are restless till we rest in him.  "A Christian's only relatives are the saints" (Lucian of Antioch).  Those who follow Christ enter into a new family, of saints here and in heaven.  Kinship goes beyond flesh and blood; our adoption as God's children transforms our relationships and requires loyalty to God and his kingdom.
Today's saints, from Universalis
  • Wilfrid, abbot, bishop, supported Church traditions against prevailing ‘Celtic’ customs
    • Kenneth (Cainnech, Canice, Kenny, Canicus), abbot, monastery founder, priest, missionary, taught the "12 Apostles of Ireland"
    Dress legend
    • 'Sun' pin:  The sun... is darkened (1st reading)
    • 'Star' tie pin:  The stars withhold their brightness (1st reading)
    • 'Blood drop' pin:  Egypt shall be a waste, because they shed innocent blood.  I will avenge their blood (1st reading)
    • 'Crown' tie bar:  The Lord is king (psalm)
    • Blue shirt:  Water (1st reading)
    • Dark tie:  Darkness is round about him (psalm)
      • 'Street light' tie bar:  "Light dawns for the just" (psalm)
        • 'Alps' pin:  "The mountains shall drip new wine" (1st reading); the mountains melt like wax before the Lord (psalm)
        • 'Mary' pin:  “Blessed the womb that carried you and the breasts you sucked” (gospel)