August 9, 2013

August 9

August 9, 2013:  Friday, 18th week, Ordinary Time

DT 4:32-40  Moses:  "Great:  you heard God's voice, saw his fire, and lived; God chose/led/took us, gave us land.  LORD, no other, is God; keep commandments, prosper, and live."

PS 77:12-13, 14-15, 16 AND 21  I remember the deeds of the Lord.

MT 16:24-28  Deny self; take up cross; follow.  Find life by losing for His sake.  No profit in gaining world, forfeiting life.  Son of Man will repay.

"Hand" tie:  "strong hand" through which God took nation for himself (1st reading)

  • White circle tie pin:  light from remembering Lord's deeds (psalm) [a stretch, but I don't have a light bulb pin, which would have also been a stretch but less so]

  • "Cross" tie pin:  the cross of Jesus we who wish to follow him must take up (gospel) [if pin is really a sword, it looks like a cross this way]

Here's a Wordle for today's readings:

Wordle: Lectionary 20130809

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