READINGS for 2006-06-12
Lucky are the poor who only ask for God. ?Matthew 5:3
?Wow! This is a great debut party, ?Kay!? one of her childhood friends noticed.
I am so lucky, My God, for being poor. You whom I can count on and no one else.
1 Kings 17:1-6
The Lord miraculously provides food for Elijah through some ravens! This no doubt would have added to the mystique of Elijah among the people, as it is a truly remarkable thing to be fed by birds. I doubt that any of us will ever have this happen to us but we can learn that the Lord will do remarkable things to remain faithful to His servants. Let us pray that we never allow unbelief in God?s power to be a stumbling block to our faith.
1 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab ?As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.? 2 The LORD then said to Elijah 3 ?Leave here, go east and hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink of the stream, and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.? 5 So he left and did as the LORD had commanded. He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan. 6 Ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream.
P S A L M
Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
R: Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
1 I lift up my eyes toward the mountains; whence shall help come to me? 2 My help is from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (R) 3 May he not suffer your foot to slip; may he slumber not who guards you: 4 Indeed he neither slumbers nor sleeps, the guardian of Israel. (R) 5 The LORD is your guardian; the LORD is your shade; he is beside you at your right hand. 6 The sun shall not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. (R) 7 The LORD will guard you from all evil; he will guard your life. 8 The LORD will guard your coming and your going, both now and forever. (R)
G O S P E L
The Beatitudes should serve as a constant guide to living in the Kingdom of God. Here, Jesus outlines for us the attitudes of heart that we should seek to foster in our own lives and in the lives of those for whom we care. Let us meditate upon them regularly so that they will become part of the fabric of our lives. Let us pray particularly that we will grow in the graces of mercy and peace and so be living examples of Gospel life.
1 When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 He began to teach them, saying: 3 ?Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. 6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.?
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