AD SENSE

12th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, Jun 25

 12th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, Jun 25

Genesis 17:1, 9-11, 15-22 / Matthew 8:1-4

Your wife will bear a son; Abraham responded with laughter

Occasionally a line in Scripture causes us to do a double take.

Saints Peter and Paul - June 29

 
Starter Story:God chooses ordinary people: Sinners who will become saints in order to understand other sinners and uplift them.

June 24: Nativity of John the Baptist

  The Lord called me: You are my servant.

This is the second of the four “servant songs” in Isaiah. (Isaiah 40-50). These songs exalt the perfect Israelite, whose suffering saves many people. (Isaiah 53: ii). In one sense, the songs apply to Israel and to all of its great leaders; but in another sense, they apply ultimately and uniquely to Jesus alone. (Acts 3:13,26)

12th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, June 23

 12th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, June 23

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 / Matthew 7:15-20   

God covenants with Abraham; A flaming torch passed by. 

Unlike modern nations and peoples, ancients rarely signed treaties or contracts.

12th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, June 22

 12th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, June 22

Genesis 13:2, 5-18 / Matthew 7:26, 12-14

Abraham and Lot separate; "If you prefer to go left, I'll go right."

Paul Kruger, the great African statesman, lived at the turn of the century.

12th Week: June 21-26:

  12th Week: June 21-26: 

June 21 Monday (St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious)

The context: In today’s passage, taken from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus condemns our careless, malicious, and rash judgments about others’ feelings, motives, behavior or actions.

12th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, June 21

 12th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, June 21

Genesis 12:1-9 / Matthew 7:1-5

God calls Abraham; "Go forth to a new land!" 

Fr. John Catoir, director of the Christophers, describes his call to the ministry in his book That Your Joy May Be Full. He says that as a young man he was attracted to the priesthood, but held back.