DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
Genesis 1:20-2:4a, Psalm 8:4-9, Mark 7:1-13
God our Father made every living creature according to its kind but man He made according to His image and likeness giving us an intellect and free will to discern good from evil. He put in each an immortal soul. He created us male and female so the two can complete each other and bring forth new life thus sharing in His creative power. He gave us dominion over the whole world and six days in which to look after our physical needs and those entrusted to us but one day He reserved for Himself. A day when man will withdraw from the cares of this world and rest in His bosom and be refreshed, replenished and renewed in order that we may live full lives. We need God just as much as we need the air we breathe. In striking a balance between work and rest in God we find true joy, peace and fulfillment.
4 When I observe the heavens,
the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars you set in their place –
5 what is the mortal that you be mindful of him,
the son of man, that you should care for him?
6 Yet you made him a little lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor.
7 You made him rule over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet –
8 sheep and oxen without number
and even the beasts of the field,
9 the birds of the air, the fish of the sea,
and all that swim the paths of the ocean.
Thank You my Beloved for creating me and for the hope of heaven where someday I will behold Your Face and live in union with You eternally.
My Beloved, there is a world of difference between tradition which are man made rules that can change to suit the times we live in and there is TRADITION based on God's commandments which are unchangeable because they are God's law based on God's Word and His Teaching.
The Catholic Church, Your Bride, get is right every time because she has You for her Bridegroom and the Holy Spirit for her Guide, Helper and Teacher.