Thursday, June 15, 2017

2 Corinthians 3:15----4:1, 3-6, Psalm 85:9-14, Matthew 5:20-26

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

I give you a new commandment:
love one another as I have loved you. Jn 13:34


2 Corinthians 3:15----4:1, 3-6, Psalm 85:9-14, Matthew 5:20-26

2 Corinthians 3:15----4:1, 3-6

Dear Love,

When Moses came out of the tent he had to veil his face for the people could not look at the glory of God that shone from it. How beautifully St. Paul uses this to tell us that those who look to the Old do so with a veil. However, we who have heard the Gospel behold Your glory with unveiled faces. Through the power of the Spirit we see and we understand. Our eyes and our minds are open and we see clearly what God has done for us in You who are the image of the unseen God.

You are the light that illumines the hearts of all who believe and believing we are saved.

Psalm 85:9-14


The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.
I will hear what God proclaims;
the LORD–for he proclaims peace to his people.
Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
glory dwelling in our land.
R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.
Kindness and truth shall meet;
justice and peace shall kiss.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
and justice shall look down from heaven.
R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.
The LORD himself will give his benefits;
our land shall yield its increase.
Justice shall walk before him,
and salvation, along the way of his steps.
R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.

Matthew 5:20-26


Jesus said to his disciples: 
"I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that
of the scribes and Pharisees,
you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.

"You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,
You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.
But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother
will be liable to judgment,
and whoever says to his brother,
Raqa, will be answerable to the Sanhedrin,
and whoever says, 'You fool,' will be liable to fiery Gehenna.
Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar,
and there recall that your brother
has anything against you,
leave your gift there at the altar,
go first and be reconciled with your brother,
and then come and offer your gift.
Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court with him.
Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge,
and the judge will hand you over to the guard,
and you will be thrown into prison.
Amen, I say to you,
you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."