September 29, 2013

September 29

September 29, 2013: 26th Sunday, Ordinary Time 

  • Am 6:1a, 4-7  Woe to the complacent!  They'll be the first to go into exile.
Wordle: Readings 9-29-13
  • Ps 146:7-10  "Praise the Lord, my soul!"  Blessed he who keeps faith, secures justice for the oppressed, feeds the hungry.  Lord reigns forever, sets captives free, gives sight, raises up, loves; thwarts wicked.
  • 1 Tm 6:11-16  Pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, gentleness.  Lay hold of eternal life.  Keep the commandment.
  • Lk 16:19-31  Rich man dressed and dined well; poor Lazarus lay at his door.  Both died; angels comforted Lazarus.  Rich:  "Send Lazarus to relieve me."  Abraham:  'Now he's is comforted and you're tormented, and a chasm is between you."  "Send him to warn my brothers."  "Let them heed Moses and prophets.  If they don't, one from the dead won't persuade them."
Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham (gospel gospel :-); Elvis version referring to rich man living well, dying lonely
  • "Electric guitar/bass" tie:  complacent improvising to the music of (oops :-) harp (1st reading)
  • "Scales" pin:  blessed those who secure justice (psalm)
  • "Clock" tie bar:  pursue patience (2nd reading)
  • Purple shirt:  rich man dressed in purple (gospel)

Roamin' report
Now that I'm back to playing at my parish, my own "roamin' Catholic reports" (e.g., 8/189/19/8, 9/15) may be rare, but let's keep the reports alive.  My idea for the site is to encourage "dressing" our life to God's word (more than superficially), and my idea for the "report" is to acknowledge and promote the good in worship and learn from what could be improved.  Please be on the lookout for that and make contributions as comments (any day) and/or as e-mail to me for incorporation into a future post.  I really welcome comments and hope the site can evolve to be more collaborative!  Note too I headed this "Roamin' report" because it doesn't have to be exclusively Catholic.  Thanks again.
The Sunday celebration trumps archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael this year, but feel free to enjoy St. Gregory's famous homily for that feast.
Dress your life!

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