October 11, 2013

October 11

October 11, 2013: Friday, 27th week, Ordinary Time


  • Ps 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9  "The Lord will judge the world with justice."  I exult in you, declare your wondrous deeds.  You destroyed the wicked.

  •  Lk 11:15-26  Every kingdom divided will be laid waste, but if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then God's Kingdom has come upon you.  Whoever is not with me is against me.

      Daily reflections
      • Pope Francis:  “Am I vigilant?  Do I guard myself, my heart, feelings, thoughts, the treasure of grace, the Holy Spirit?"  Don't follow Jesus just halfway. (today's homily)
      • RC.net:  What kind of protection do I seek?  How do I fill the void in my life?
      • Creighton:  Don’t confuse me with facts.  Don't sit on the fence.  Let actions speak loudly, in sync with words.


      • "Clocks" tie:  "The day of the Lord is near" (1st reading)
      • "Scales" pin:  "The Lord will judge the world with justice" (psalm)
      • "Decapitated skeleton" tie pin:  "if I drive out demons by the finger of God" (gospel) [no reference to upcoming celebration of All Hallows' Eve]

      On Wednesday all three readings were about God's forgiveness, including the Our Father (Luke's "forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us"; cf. Matthew's "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors").  The country song "Look it up" (Presley/Orrall) reminds me how hard it can be to forgive one who's wronged us:  "The word's forgiveness, look it up.  It's what Jesus has in store for you, but I don't no matter what."  I didn't post it Wednesday because of the language at the end, but I just found Bailey and Lowe's cover that avoids it and IMHO is better than the original to boot.  (Here's more including lyrics.)

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