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Cm-9/26/12   Proverbs 30. 5-9   Ps. 119. 72, 89, 101, 104, 163   Lk. 9. 1-6

Cosmic connection: dark chilly predawn skies, quiet motors

Question of the day:  How might my desire for “more than enough “draw me from the imitation of Christ?

 

Once again we are in the book of Proverbs: short pity statements,

Usually giving advice

True for many of us, and will suffice,

Leaving us anything but complacent.

 

Again we have Psalm 119 our embracing and loving of the law,

‘Your word is a lamp for my feet,

Every fulfilling act of doing the law bonds us in love to our God, ever complete,

Desiring honesty and only what is necessary in radical poverty, living in discernment graced with awe.

 

Jesus wants us to gather and increase our faith and evangelize our world,

He gives us what we need, asks us to do good deeds,

Sends us with gifts we have received,

Take nothing for the journey, accept blessings, shake the dust if necessary, and heal as we can those in our world.

 

The Kingdom of God is at hand,’

Repent and believe in the Gospel,’ the command

 

 

 

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Cm-9.23.12  Wis. 2. 12, 17-20  Ps. 54. 2-3, 5, 6-8  James 3. 16-4.3  Mk.9/ 30-37

Cosmic connection:  quiet dark very early morn, planet Venus

Question of the day: What service can I do that would make Jesus happy?

 

The evil want to beset the Son of Man because whatever God will care,

Let us condemn him to a shameful death,

While we enjoy the weather and a fresh breath,

The Son of Man reproaches us and charges us with violations against our training yielding consciences sensitive and quite aware.

 

The Lord upholds our lives,

God is our helper life-sustaining,

Within his loving embrace remaining,

Wisdom pure patient, lenient compliant full of mercy grace arriving

 

The Gospel is full: passion-death and resurrection prediction,

Controversy over who is the greatest,

Becoming servant of all by being last and latest.

Receiving a child is receiving the one who sent Jesus with conviction.

 

“God has called us through the gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

 

 

 

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Cm-9.22.12  1st Cor. 15.35-37, 42-49  Ps. 56. 10C-12, 13-14  Lk. 8. 4-5

Cosmic connection:   dawn, overcast slight quick burn off until clear skies.

Question of the day: What am I doing to make sure Jesus’ words take root in me?

Even Paul mentions sowing and growing,

Life and resurrection, spiritual and natural,

We shall bear the image of the last Adam, glorious and supernatural,

The image of the heavenly one showing.

 

With my present circumstance I know that God is with me,

In that is my trust without fear,

Full of thanksgiving and good cheer,

Let us walk in the light of the living rescued without stumbling and see.

 

The parable of the seed and the type of soil in which it is sown,

Rocky, thorny, eaten by birds,

But yet in Jesus’ time there was not yet the concept of changing ones’ soil endured.

The seed so precious the word of God planted in hearts to share the known.

“Blessed are those who have kept the word with a generous heart,

Yielding a rich harvest” goodness and gentleness to impart.

 

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Cm-9.21.12  Eph 4.1-7, 11-13  Ps. 19. 2-3, 4-5  Mt. 9.9-13

Cosmic connection:  dark chilly overcast morning saw Venus

Question of the day: What might I have to leave behind to follow Jesus today?

 

Unity of faith to build up the body of Christ,

Live your cal in humility and gentleness

Striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace the relevance,

Coming to full stature in the personhood of Christ which does suffice.

 

“Their message goes out through all the earth.”

Evangelists they are to spread the Good news in new ways,

To everyone throughout the world their voice is heard every one of our days,

Even with a sense of humor and a mite of mirth.

 

Matthew is called quite succinctly,

No invitation but only the imperative,

Yet he gathered with others at a meal in the narrative,

I desire mercy and not sacrifice he says distinctly.

 

“We praise you, O God; we acclaim you as Lord;

The glorious company of Apostles praises you” trying to live in one accord, restored.

 

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Cm-9.18.12  1st Cor. 12. 31-13.13  Ps. 33. 2-3, 4-5, 12, 22  Lk. 31-35

Cosmic connection: Dark overcast skies foggy, moist air, quiet

Question of the day: What might I do today to give joy to someone?

 

Spiritual gifts, Paul says we all have them.

But we never talk about them,

Coming from God, we give thanks and praise for them,

And try to use them for the benefit of all, gems.

 

Such gifts are like mercury spilt on the ground,

Unable to re-gather back into the vial,

Serving the Lord with gladness visiting with Jesus in his temple singing down the aisle.

We are the flock the Lord tends daily letting the song resound so profound.

 

Jesus gave the gifts at Baptism giving each a lifetime to find

The dead son of a widow is the focus of his power,

He raises him from the dead at the last hour,

Gifts, of apostles,, prophets, mighty deeds even just being kind.

 

Jesus, a great prophet has arisen in our midst

God has visited his people, we grateful simply to exist.

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 CM-9.16.12  Isaiah 60.5-9A  Ps. 116. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9  James 2. 14-18 Mk. 8. 27-35

Cosmic connection very dark, very quiet early morn, no birds just a motor and planets.

Question of the day: How do I respond to hardship and difficulties in living as God requires?

Isaiah foresees the suffering servant, such as the Lord,

So much is to happen to him, who will not be put to shame,

Even though in the end He accepts all the blame,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Who can oppose Him so resiliently restored.

 

The reason for resilience is the heavenly support

Because the cords of death have been around Him most of his life, a \fighter,

We trust in God to make our life go a little lighter,

Such trust brings one to ones knees in adoration,

 

James wants us to prove our faith through our works,

How can we pass by the person in need?

The Lord has sent each one of us to intercede,

We are all parts of Christ’s body, baptism’s perks.

 

The Gospel is not simple Jesus and Peter rebuke each other,

Satan becomes involved Peter does not understand,

The Passion prediction is at hand,- Who do you say I am?

We each must carry our cross and follow the Lord encouraging our sisters and brothers‘

‘May I never boast except in the cross of the Lord,

Through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world,’ he implored.

 

 

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 CM-9.16.12  Isaiah 60.5-9A  Ps. 116. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9  James 2. 14-18 Mk. 8. 27-35

Cosmic connection very dark, very quiet early morn, no birds just a motor and planets.

Question of the day: How do I respond to hardship and difficulties in living as God requires?

Isaiah teaches us to trust in the Lord,

The passage is as bit brash,

I imagine a child with chubby hands on her waist ready to fight back in a flash,

But in the end she is assured of her rights with the Lord God as her help,-

Who can oppose her resiliently restored.

The reason for her confidence is that her God has heard her in her supplication,

Because the cords of death have been around her most of her life, a \fighter,

We trust in God to make our life go a little lighter,

Such trust brings one to her knees in adoration,

James wants us to prove our faith through our works,

How can we pass by the person in need?

The Lord has sent each one of us to intercede,

We are all parts of Christ’s body, baptism’s perks.

The Gospel is not simple Jesus and Peter rebuke each other,

Satan becomes involved Peter does not understand,

The Passion prediction is at hand,

We each must carry our cross and follow the Lord encouraging our sisters and brothers.

‘May I never boast except in the cross of the Lord,

Through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world,’ he implored.

 

 

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