Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hebrews 6:10-20, Psalm 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10, Mark 2:23-28

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
that we may know what is the hope
that belongs to our call. Eph 1:17-18



Hebrews 6:10-20, Psalm 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10, Mark 2:23-28

Hebrews 6:10-20

My soul's beloved, today You speak to us of hope that is true and enduring because of the promises made to us by God. We have been called to a life of good works which makes visible the faith that we have in You. We believe and so we strive to live each  day  according to the will and plan of God who Himself has prepared a life of good words for us. He will judge our works those that are worthy and those unworthy and we will be rewarded accordingly. Faith keeps our hope alive for we believe in God's promises, the Covenant of love that He made. 

We believe because God Himself has sworn an oath and every word that comes from from the mouth of God is true thus our hope is firmly tethered to our faith in the love of God who revealed that love to us in You. Love came down to earth and Love became accessible and tangible because the Love of God, the Word of God, was given up for us in order that with Him we may enter into the Holy of Holies beyond the veil that once separated us from God.

Psalm 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10

My soul's beloved, every celebration of the Holy Eucharist is a coming together of all God's people to offer You, the Father and the Holy Spirit thanksgiving, praise, adoration, and worship that is fitting and acceptable because we offer the only Sacrifice that is acceptable to God. At every Eucharist God renews His Covenant of Love and so it will be until the end of time. There is nothing greater than this that the incarnate God who became like us now offers us Himself wholly and without reserve as our Food and Drink so we may become like You. No longer are we slaves. No longer are we bound to our evil desires, to our flesh, to the world and to the powers of darkness for You came to set us free and if You have set us free my soul's beloved, then we are truly free.  Worthy indeed are You to receive all glory, honor, and power always.

Mark 2:23-28

My soul's beloved, if we are hones with ourselves we can all admit to being like the Pharisees ready to nit pick and criticize when we do not understand something and we misinterpret and malign those whose true motives are not clear to us. 

You were walking with Your disciples when this incident took place. They were hungry and they were eating the grain as they walked through the field. All that Your detractors saw was that they were breaking the sabbath laws. They could see no further because their vision was so narrow. You then took them to Scripture and reminded them that the king they so revered, David, too went into the house of God and shared with his companions the bread that only the priests could eat. 

You are the eternal High Priest and You make available the true Bread that satisfies our hunger at its deepest level. You are the Living Bread and You share Yourself with us as our food which gives us strength for our journey. We enter with You into the sanctuary and there we sit and dine and are fed and satisfied for You are the Lord of Lords, King of Kings and Your authority is over all for You are the Son of Man and the Son of God.