Sunday, June 30, 2013
And Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks,
he broke it and gave it to them, saying “This is my body,
which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
"Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with the old bread leavened with malice
and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."
~1 Corinthians 5:8
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
“The glory of God is a human being fully alive;
and to be alive consists in beholding God.”
+ St. Irenaeus
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
St. Irenaeus, pray for us.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
God is the Living One; Jesus brings us the life of God; the Holy Spirit gives and keeps us in our new life as true sons and daughters of God. But all too often, people do not choose life, they do not accept the “Gospel of Life” but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others. It is the eternal dream of wanting to build the city of man without God, without God’s life and love – a new Tower of Babel. It is the idea that rejecting God, the message of Christ, the Gospel of Life, will somehow lead to freedom, to complete human fulfilment. As a result, the Living God is replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death. The wisdom of the Psalmist says: “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes” (Ps 19:8). ~Pope Francis, June 16, 2013