September 27, 2014

Vincent de Paul

September 27, 2014:  St. Vincent de Paul, Priest

  • 'Heart' tie bar:  "Let your heart be glad in your youth.  Follow the ways of your heart." (1st reading)
  • 'Eyeball' tie pin:  "Follow the vision of your eyes" (1st reading)
  • 'Clock' tie bar:  "1000 years are as a watch of the night to you" (psalm)
  • 'Abacus' tie pin:  "Teach us to number our days" (psalm)

Pope Francis
  • To UN:  Violence is senseless; devote yourself to the cause of peace.  Peace is the God-given fruit of our daily quest for justice and mutual respect.  Keep the dignity of every human person foremost to find solutions promoting peace confronting poverty through valuing fraternal relationships, sharing joys and sorrows.
  • To Venezuela:  Don't be afraid of peace; persevere in building a more just and peaceful society.  Dialogue, reconciliation, and union are a victory for human beings created by God to live in harmony.  Search for what unites to overcome what divides.

Wordle: Readings 9-27-14
  • Eccl 11:9-12:8  Rejoice and remember your Creator while you're young.  God will bring you to judgment.  Youth is fleeting.  All things are vanity!
  • Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17  "In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge."  You turn us back to dust.  1,000 years are as a watch of the night to you.  Teach us to number our days and so gain wisdom.  Return!  Fill us with your kindness.  Care for us and prosper our work!
  • Lk 9:43b-45  Jesus to disciples:  “The Son of Man is to be handed over.”  But they didn't understand and were afraid to ask.
    • Creighton:  The psalm leads me to reflect on the God of eternity and put things in perspective.  Thinking of the eternal God helps me to let go and trust that my transitory stresses are part of God’s larger plan.  Turn your worries over to God; nobody will care about them in 1000 years!
    • One Bread One Body:  The opposite of old is new, not young. As years pass, grow new in the Lord, not old.
    • Passionist: Follow your heart and trust your experience...
    *Music-related bonus
    While searching (unsuccessfully) for the preferred tune for Children, to your Creator, God above, I found these free e-books, quite a testimony to the prolific hymnwriter Isaac Watts:

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