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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Jesus I trust in You!! Keep us always within Your Bride- The Great Bark of Peter and protect Her always!! Posted by Hello
This is just a short posting today- maybe more tonight late if I can not sleep.

I was thinking about the term "The Bark of Peter" and my role within it. I belive that I would be happy to be a very simple cabin boy or steward and mop floors, make sure the passengers are happy and that the captain freed up from meanial tasks so that he can guide the ship through the ruff waters of time. I also think, maybe this is the Marine in me talking, that it would be a honour to be on the boarding party as the Great Ship engages in skirmishes and bring many more former slaves into freedom within this Great Ship. I even think about the heavenly banquet that we all hope to attend one great day similar to a big family gathering and I would be happy and thrilled not as much to sit at the feast but to fill glasses and serve the Master and His guests- I would just be happy to get a occasional crumb from a guest and a gentle nod of Love from His Majesty. Whether at 'sea' or in the Eternal Jerusalem I just want as many to be there to be there as possible and to then watch them enjoy it and I can then serve and be happy! Maybe I can be blessed enough on my last breath to proclaim the motto of my Carmelite brothers and sisters, which I have placed below. I have also posted the Mass readings for today with a suggested link for a homily for further meditation.
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!

"I have been zealous with zeal for the Lord, the God of hosts."

June 12, 2005
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I
Ex 19:2-6a

In those days, the Israelites came to the desert of Sinai and pitched camp.
While Israel was encamped here in front of the mountain,
Moses went up the mountain to God.
Then the LORD called to him and said,
"Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob;
tell the Israelites:
You have seen for yourselves how I treated the Egyptians
and how I bore you up on eagle wings
and brought you here to myself.
Therefore, if you hearken to my voice and keep my covenant,
you shall be my special possession,
dearer to me than all other people,
though all the earth is mine.
You shall be to me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation."

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5

R. (3c) We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
serve the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
Know that the LORD is God;
he made us, his we are;
his people, the flock he tends.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
The LORD is good:
his kindness endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Reading II
Rom 5:6-11

Brothers and sisters:
Christ, while we were still helpless,
yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly.
Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person,
though perhaps for a good person
one might even find courage to die.
But God proves his love for us
in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood,
will we be saved through him from the wrath.
Indeed, if, while we were enemies,
we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son,
how much more, once reconciled,
will we be saved by his life.
Not only that,
but we also boast of God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Mt 9:36--10:8

At the sight of the crowds, Jesus' heart was moved with pity for them
because they were troubled and abandoned,
like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples,
"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest."

Then he summoned his twelve disciples
and gave them authority over unclean spirits
to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.
The names of the twelve apostles are these:
first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew;
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector;
James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus;
Simon from Cana, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

Jesus sent out these twelve after instructing them thus,
"Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town.
Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
As you go, make this proclamation: 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give."

Here are some additional Links I suggest:
The Real Presence Association
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