August 17, 2013

August 17

August 17, 2013:  Sat., 19th week, Ordinary Time 

Jos 24:14-29  Joshua at Shechem:  “Fear, serve Lord; cast out other gods.  Decide today."  "Lord delivered/protected us, did miracles,  We will serve the Lord, our God."  Joshua recorded covenant, set stone as witness, died at 110.

Ps 16:1-2a, 5, 7-8, 11  You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Mt 19:13-15  Jesus lays hands on children:  "Let them come; Kingdom belongs to such as these"

Music connection

For You are my God, © 1970 John B. Foley, S.J.:  setting of Psalm 16
audio/videosheet music

Apparel connections
Stone tie pin:  stone as witness to covenant (1st reading)
Heart tie pin:  "my heart exhorts me" (psalm)
People tie pin:  children coming to Jesus (gospel)

Life connection

My dad, a faithful and childlike servant, died 40 years ago today.  Dad, please keep praying for us!

Wordle: Readings 8-17-13
Wordle of today's readings
(I discovered another "word cloud" site, Tagxedo, so will try that another day.)
Confession:  I used recycled photos because these pins don't work well with my Saturday-informal outfit.  The exercise still gets me to spend time with the readings.  Thanks for understanding.

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