Archive for June 2013

Knowing Jesus, Serving Him

Matthew 16:13-19 Acts 12:1-11 / Ps 34 / 2 Tm 4:6-8.17-18 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19) Thank God for the opportunity Of being stewards for His […]

A Touch of Love

Matthew 8: 1-4 Gen.17:1,9-10,15-22 / Ps 128 Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” (Matthew 8:3) God reaches out to us in our sin, Only if we go to Him in shame; In our penitence we are made clean, And salvation we can now reclaim. When Jesus came down […]

Obedience and Grace

Matthew 7: 21-29 Gn 16:1-12.15-16 / Ps 106 Therefore everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. (Matthew 7:24) Let obedience to Your laws, Lord Be the prime rule in all our ways; This has kept us from all discord, […]

False Prophets

Matthew 7: 15-20 Gen 15:1-12,17-18 / Ps 105 Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:15-16) Don’t be deceived by flowery speech, Or bible verses they know so well; Fruits of their work, and not what they […]

Two Kinds of Roads

Matthew 7:6, 12-14 Gen.13:2,5-18 / Psa 15 Do not give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before swine. . . (Matthew 7:6) I pray that I may not be lured To the broad and spacious highways; I choose the narrow road assured It leads me to the life of grace. [Jesus said,] […]

Nativity of John the Baptist

Luke 1: 57-66, 80 Is 49: 1-6 / Ps 139 / Acts 13: 22-26 “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him. (Luke 1:66) To proclaim the Savior Jesus Was the purpose of his existence; Like St. John let us give witness In our words and works of […]