August 8, 2013


Aug. 8, 2013:  St. Dominic

Nm 20:1-13  Meribah:  Community to Moses:  “Why have you led us into this wretched, barren, desert to die?  Lord to Moses:  “Assemble community; strike rock; get water."  Moses struck twice; water gushed.  Lord:  “You weren't faithful, won't lead community to the land.”

Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Mt 16:13-23  Jesus at Caesarea Philippi:  “Who do people say Son is?”  “John, Elijah, Jeremiah, a prophet.”  “Who do you say I am?”  Simon:  “Christ, Son of God.”  “Blessed you; my Father revealed it.  Upon you, 'Peter,'  I'll build my Church; I'll give you keys of Kingdom.  Whatever you bind/loose on earth will have been so in heaven.  Tell no one..."  I must go, suffer, be killed, rise.  Peter:  "No!"  Jesus:  “Get behind me, Satan, obstacle!  You think as human, not God .”

  • Blue shirt:  water from the rock (1st reading)
  • Geek tie:  not for readings but rather the tech planning workshop I give this afternoon
  • "Hearts" suspenders:  "Harden not your hearts" (psalm)
  • "Question mark" tie pin:  Who do they/you say I am? (gospel)

  • "Stone" tie pin:  twice-struck rock (1st reading)
    [forgot to pack it but am including it anyway]

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