December 6, 2014

Dec. 6

December 6, 2014:  Saturday, 1st week, Advent

  • Blue shirt: The Lord will give you the water you thirst for (1st reading)
  • 'Wheat' pin: He'll give you abundant wheat (1st reading)
  • 'Sheep' tie bar:  Crowds were like shepherdless sheep; go to the lost sheep (gospel);  your flock will be given pasture... (1st reading)
  • 'Lamb' pin:  ...and the lamb will graze (1st reading)
  • 'Hearts' suspenders:  He heals the brokenhearted (psalm); Jesus' heart was moved with pity (gospel)
  • 'Star' tie pin:  He tells the number of the stars (psalm)
  • 'Owl' tie pin: His wisdom has no limit (psalm)
  • 'Hand' tie pin:  Proclaim, ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (gospel)
  • Purple in tie:  Advent season
Listen to 'Gospel' music

  • Is 30:19-21, 23-26  God will be gracious to you when you cry out; he'll answer as soon as he hears you, give you the bread and water you need.  You'll see your Teacher and hear a voice, “This is the way; walk in it.”  He'll give rain, wheat, pasture for your flock, meadows for the lambs, food for the oxen, water for everyone.  He'll bind his people's wounds and heal their bruises.
    Wordle: Readings 12-6-14
  • Ps 147:1-6  "Blessed are all who wait for the Lord."  Praise the Lord, good, gracious, mighty, and wise, who rebuilds Jerusalem, gathers the dispersed, heals the brokenhearted, calls by name, and sustains the lowly.
  • Mt 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8  Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom and cured every disease and illness.  Seeing the troubled crowds, like shepherdless sheep, he was moved with pity.  “The harvest is abundant but laborers are few; ask the harvest master to send laborers.”  Then he summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority:  “Go to the lost sheep, proclaiming, ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’  Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons.  Give freely as you've received.”
    • Creighton:  God gives us all we need when we cry out, all we have to do is ask and God will answer.  God is our strength, our encouragement, our guide, speaking words of support, love, and giving bread and water, binding wounds, and healing bruises.  Christ has come, will coming anew, and is alive and present here and now.  Come and set me free!
    •  God's kingdom is God's power at work among those who trust and honor him, receiving Christ with faith.  If we accept Jesus' love and mercy, we already possess it.  In "Your kingdom come; your will be done," we pray that he reign in our lives and world.

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