Go Help

Greetings on this the Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5; PS 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Mt 10:7-15
Notes: I am on retreat with our young this next three days.

I will push out on a timer the readings for the next three days. But now I ask you, you comment on each reading and what it means to you. Sacred Scripture is for everyone and everyone in impacted personally by it. I’d like the next three days to be your voice.

So watch for the post – read the scripture – and reply.

Friday: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/070921.cfm
Saturday: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/071021.cfm
Sunday: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/071121.cfm

First reading
Beautiful reconciliation.

We often need to talk about the permissive will of God.

We really mess up sometimes and disasters occur. Yet the Lord knowing all these things works hard at bringing about wonderful outcomes even though our intentions are often not good.

Joseph had time to reconsider his plight with forgiveness in the knowledge of a loving God.

“I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt.
But now do not be distressed,
and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here.
It was really for the sake of saving lives
that God sent me here ahead of you.”

Responsorial Psalm
Remember the marvels the Lord has done.

Alleluia Verse
The Kingdom of God is at hand:
repent and believe in the Gospel.

Gospel Portion
When the disciples were commissioned they were given the most comprehensive of tasks:

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“As you go, make this proclamation:
‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.

There is no greater commission than to come to the aid of the human family in all its distress:

  • Sickness
  • Death
  • Outcast
  • Oppressed

Go and do likewise.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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