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Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time (YEAR 2013)

Meditation on Today's Scripture:
It was usual for Jesus to go weekly to the synagogue to worship and on occasion to read the Scriptures and comment on them to the people. His hometown folks listened with immersed attention on this occasion because they had heard about the miracles he had carried out in other towns. What sign would he do in his hometown? Jesus startled them with a seeming rebuke that no prophet or servant of God can receive honor among his own people. He then annoyed them when he complimented the Gentiles who seemed to have shown more faith in God than the "chosen ones" of Israel. They regarded Gentiles as "fuel for the fires of hell." Jesus' praise for "outsiders" caused them offence since they were blind-sighted to God's mercy and plan of redemption for all nations.
Word of the Day...
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Prayer ...
Holy and Precious Father, teach us your truth. Lead us to your will. Guide us in your wisdom. We want our life and our choices to be a reflection of your plan for us when you made us new in our mother's womb. In the name of Infant Jesus we ask these things. Amen.
Today's Readings ... (September 02, 2013)
Day: Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time (YEAR 2013)
Lectionary: 431
Colour: Green
First Reading: 1 Thes 4:13-18
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96:1 and 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13
Second Reading: Nil
Gospel: Luke 4:16-30
Listen to Reading:
Today's Scripture: Luke 4:16-30
16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the Sabbath day. And he stood up to read; 17 and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." 20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." 22 And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, "Is not this Joseph's son?" 23 And he said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, `Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Caper'na-um, do here also in your own country.'" 24 And he said, "Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Eli'jah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land; 26 and Eli'jah was sent to none of them but only to Zar'ephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Eli'sha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Na'aman the Syrian." 28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. 30 But passing through the midst of them he went away.


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