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CM-5.23.13 Sir.5. 1-8 Ps. 1. 1-2, 3, 4, 6 Mk.9. 41-50
Cosmic connection”: cold overcast noisy birds
Question of the day: What can I do today to live victorious over sin?
Sirach today teaches not to rely on much except the Lord; Most poignant we are not to delay our conversion,
Always with sin to have an aversion,
For the Lord is the one whose power we rely upon that He may be adored.
The focus of the psalm is on hope.
The just person delights in the law of the Lord,
Such a person is planted like a tree near running water or a fjord.
Otherwise we are living on the slippery slope.
Jesus concentrates on whatever causes us to sin, hand eye;
We should cut it off, better to do without it than end up in Gahenna
As if we should turn and concentrate on the teaching of the Madonna,
Only on \the grace of the Lord should we rely; keeping our salt to apply.
‘Receive the Word of God,
Not as persons but as it truly is the Word of God.’