Monday, October 10, 2016

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1, Psalm 113:1-7, Luke 11:29-32


If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts. Ps 95:8

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1,  Psalm 113:1-7, Luke 11:29-32

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1

My soul's beloved, through the wisdom granted by the Holy Spirit to Paul who was a scholar in Scripture, he was able to understand and  and as descendants of with clarity how every promise in the Old Testament is fulfilled in you. Today he speaks of the two sons of Abraham the one born of Hagar the slave and the other, the son of promise born of Sara his wife. St. Paul speaks of two covenants one made on Mt. Sinai through the Law given to Moses and which continue to keep those who follow it as slaves. The other is the Covenant made to the Son of Promise  they are born again of water, fire, and the Holy Spirit. He reminds us that since we are born of the freeborn woman we are heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. It is for freedom that God created us in love breaking the shackles that held us a slaves to sin and to the law. We are called to exult in this freedom that You have won for us and we ought never return to the chains that held us bound and yoked to sin.

Psalm 113:1-7

My soul's beloved, from the rising of the sun to its setting Your Name is praised, adored, worshiped and glorified. As members of Your Body, the Church, we have the singular privilege of offering You the highest form of worship on our Altars from one end of the earth to the other, in unbroken worship, the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass. It is through this divine liturgy that the world receives grace and mercy. You come upon our Altars and You feed us with the true Manna from heaven, Your Body and Blood. This is how You sustain us and You keep us alive in the midst of an evil world. May the witness of our lives to Your Love and Your abiding presence draw many to the Truth and thus the peace with which You have blessed the world will be realized. As long as there is a new dawn and a new day somewhere in the world this most pleasing, and acceptable, Sacrifice will rise up like fragrant incense before the Most High as Your we offer praise to Your holy Name.

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