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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Saint Gemma pray for us and lead us all to Christ Our Lord through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!!! Posted by Hello
On days when I would rather stay home and not get out and really try to overcome a bit of tiredness or anxiety about being in public or even sharing my faith (personally or through this blog) I remember the Gospel Reading from today's Mass. It is easy to let someone else proclaim Christ while we sit in the pews or at home and watch. It is easy as a Christian to let someone else live out the Gospel message of Christ while we say it isn't my job. The fact is we all as followers of Christ have to bring Christ to the world around us even in our daily humdrum (and sometimes not so humdrum) lives. The thought we (I) should have should not be it's not my job but rather if not I then who will bring Jesus to those we see in our daily lives. Tiredness and anxiety may be just the cross that those around us respect the most and with that respect doors are opened slowly to proclaim God's Love and Mercy. Today is not St. Gemma's Feast day but she does shine as a example of overcoming personal suffering and shining Christ's love to others through her suffering. So, today, I draw inspiration from her and beg her for her intercession for myself and all of you who read this. We all have to be 'little Christs" to a world in darkness. We are the only lights that many people will ever see so we have to shine brightly so that other souls may also experiance His Light and Joy and Peace.
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!

June 7th, 2005
Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I
2 Cor 1:18-22

Brothers and sisters:
As God is faithful, our word to you is not "yes" and "no."
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us,
Silvanus and Timothy and me,
was not "yes" and "no," but "yes" has been in him.
For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him;
therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory.
But the one who gives us security with you in Christ
and who anointed us is God;
he has also put his seal upon us
and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 119:129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135

R. (135a) Lord, let your face shine on me.
Wonderful are your decrees;
therefore I observe them.

R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
The revelation of your words sheds light,
gives understanding to the simple.

R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
I gasp with open mouth
in my yearning for your commands.

R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
Turn to me in pity
as you turn to those who love your name.

R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
Steady my footsteps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity rule over me.

R. Lord, let your face shine on me.
Let your countenance shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.

R. Lord, let your face shine on me.

Mt 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples:
"You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father."
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