July 10, 2014

July 10

July 10, 2014:  Thursday, 14th week, Ordinary Time


Wordle: Readings 7-10-14
  • Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9  When Israel was a child I loved him, but the more I called them, the farther they went from me.  My pity is stirred, so I won't vent to my anger, for I am God not man.  I won't let the flames consume you.
  • Ps 80:2ac, 3b,15-16  "Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved."  Rouse your power.  Take care of this vine, and protect what you planted. 
  • Mt 10:7-15  “As you go, proclaim:  ‘The Kingdom is at hand.’  Cure the sick...  Without cost you've received; without cost give.  Travel light.  When you enter a house, wish it peace.  If you're not received or heard, leave and shake the dust from your feet; it won't be easy for them on judgment day.

      • Creighton:  Jesus endows the apostles with power but asks them to be vulnerable (no money, pack, or sandals...)  Jesus combined healing and kingdom proclamation in his own mission.  Travel light, not burdened by stuff, and focus on relationships.  We depend on God for everything.
      • Passionist:  God must mourn over us all as we turn our backs on God who gives us everything.  But when we choose to do something concrete to bring healing, hope, and peace to someone, we make a difference in the world and strengthen our relationship with God.
      • DailyScripture.net:  Jesus commissioned his disciples to proclaim and to act with power, to do the works he did, to share what God has given us, to be dependent on him, to respond responsibly.
        • "Golden calf" tie pin:  They sacrificed to the Baals... (1st reading)
        • "Walker" tie pin:  ...but it was I who taught Ephraim to walk (1st reading)
        • "Grapes" pin:  Take care of this vine (psalm)
        • "Hands" tie:  “Proclaim:  ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (gospel)
        • Sandals:  Don't take sandals (gospel)
        • "Peace sign" tie bar:  As you enter a house, wish it peace. (gospel)
        • Green shirt:  Ordinary Time season

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