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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-9.20.21  1st Cor. 15. 1-11  Ps. 118. 1B-2, 16AB-17, 28.   Lk. 7. 36-50

Cosmic connection:  gray dark overcast skies, quiet,

Question of the day: How much more do I love because I have been so often forgiven? 

Paul preaches what he has been graced with-more than being behaved.

The Good News of salvation,

Least of the Apostles because of his persecution,

Nor looking the gift horse in the mouth but sharing his gift those others might be saved

The psalm is full of thanksgiving,

 A gratitude which overwhelms the heart,

For being born from the start,

Leading us to hearts which might be more forgiving.

 

Jesus is treated by a sinful woman with compassion,

Her tears wash his feet, she of course condemned,

But Jesus vindicates her and tells her she is forgiven much through her faith he her friend.

Much forgiven?  How much more she loves? in high fashion.

 

‘Come to me all who labor and are burdened, I will give you rest,’

I will show you love and lead you into what it means to be blessed.

 

 

 

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Cm-9.19.12  1st Cor. 12. 31=13.13  Ps. 33. 2-3, 4-5, 12. 22  Lk. 7. 31-35

Cosmic connection: cold crisp quiet morning, eagerly awaiting sunshine

Question of the Day: How can I act on the words of Jesus I have heard this week?

 

Love, love grace from above,

Patient, kind, not jealous, not inflated,

Keeps us in line and totally related,

Rejoices in the truth, thereof

 

“Blessed be the people the Lord has chosen as his own”

Giving thanks this day for life and grace,

Winging songs that are new going at a different pace,

The Lord love justice and right this day will show how we have grown.

 

Jesus compares us to children small,

Dancing in the city square who knows the correct way to care?

Follow John the Baptist, Jesus who? Sinners tax collectors do we dare

Vindication and wisdom come through all the wee ones grandchildren enthrall.

‘Your words are Spirit and life,

Let me listen and follow words leading to everlasting life.

 

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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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