Monday, January 27, 2014

2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10, Psalm 89:20-22, 25-26, Mark 4:12-23


2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10, Psalm 89:20-22, 25-26, Mark 4:12-23

2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10

My Beloved, David was 30 years old when he began  his reign as king over Israel.  You were 30 years of age when You began Your public ministry.  Israel was united under David's rule and Jerusalem was called the City of David.

The New Jerusalem is the Church You established on earth.  It is the image of the Kingdom of God and Your Mystical Body as well.  You are the Head of Your Church and we are its members.  Under Your rule all nations and people are united in Your One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  God was with David making him the most celebrated and famous king of Israel until You O Lord who are God with us, Emmanuel. You reign over all creation and in heaven as King of kings and Lord of all.

Psalm 89:20-22, 25-26

All that God accomplished for His people through David His servant and anointed was but a prefigurement and foreshadow of all God would do through You His Beloved Son, in order to redeem His creatures.  He sent You among us as one like us.  He crowned You with glory, honor, wisdom and power.  You are all that He is for You are God and begotten by God.  You were anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit as Priest, Prophet and King and Your Kingdom, unlike David's, is everlasting. 

You are the Rock, the Cornerstone, the Foundation on whom the Church rests.  Through You we are made holy and acceptable to the Father and we are privileged to call Your Father, our Father for You have made us son, daughters and heirs through Baptism. 

Mark 4:12-23

My Beloved You unite, Satan divides.  In unity is strength in division we lay ourselves open to the wiles of the enemy and he strikes with impunity.

The Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.  She is strong and invincible.  Her fortress is impenetrable by evil.  She is Your Bride and You her Bridegroom.  She is animated by Your Holy Spirit and is empowered by Him.    You have promised to remain Your Church until the end of time and You also guarantee that Your Vicar on Earth, the Holy Father, will teach without error in all matters concerning faith and morals..

Those who remain in Your Church have You as Brother and Spouse,the Holy Spirit as Paraclete and Guide and Your Father as Abouna (our Father). We are one in You as You are one in the Father and the same Holy Spirit who unites You to the Father and the Father to You in love, is the the same Spirit who unites the Church to You and You to the Church - making her one with You as her Head.  Thank You for Your promises which give us hope for a future united to You in eternity and joy in this life as well as perfect joy in the next.

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