February 19, 2014

February 19

February 19, 2014:  Wednesday, 6th week, Ordinary Time

Wordle: Readings 2-19-14Readings

  • Jas 1:19-27  Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.  Put away filth and excess and welcome the word that can save you.  Be doers of the word.  Bridle your tongue.  Care for orphans and widows; stay unstained.
  • Ps 15:2-3-4ab, 5  "Who shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord?"  He who walks blamelessly and does justice...
  • Mk 8:22-26  People begged Jesus to touch a blind man.  He put spittle on his eyes, laid his hands on him, and asked what he saw.  “People like walking trees.” He laid hands on him again and restored his sight.
Pope Francis
Mary, star of the new evangelization:  There is a Marian style to the Church’s work of evangelization.  love, justice, tenderness, humility, contemplation, prayer, work recognizing God’s Spirit, service.  May the Church may become a home and mother for all peoples and so be opened to a new world.  Christ makes all things new.  We pray:

Mary, who welcomed and gave yourself to God, help us to say “yes” to the call to proclaim the good news.  You brought joy to John the Baptist, sang of God's great deeds, stood at the cross, received comfort at the resurrection, and joined the disciples in awaiting the Spirit so the evangelizing Church might be born.  Obtain for us a new ardor, that we may bring to all the Gospel of life.  Give us courage to seek new paths.  Pray that the Church may never be closed in or lose passion for establishing God’s kingdom.  Help us bear witness to communion, service, faith, justice, and love of the poor, that Gospel joy may reach to the ends of the earth.  Mother of the living Gospel, pray for us.  Amen.  Alleluia!  (5.II, 288, pp. 215-19)
    • Creighton:  Be quick to hear; noise can keep us out of touch with God.  Then do.
    • Passionist:  Anger can overtake us.  How do I relate/interact with others and resolve conflicts?
      • Roadrunner tie pin:  "be quick to hear" (1st reading)
      • "People working" tie:  "be doers of the word" (1st reading)
      • Eyeball tie pin:  "he put spittle on his eyes" (gospel)
      • Tree pin:   "I see people looking like trees walking" (gospel)
      • "Blessed Mother blue" shirt:  Mary, Star of the New Evangelization (Gospel Joy excerpt)

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