Jesus turned and rebuked them

Prayer for new Horizons

Greetings on this the Tuesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Zec 8:20-23; PS 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7; Lk 9:51-56
Notes: Right and Left politicians continue their raging word wars.

Once a month I go to a meeting called Luncheons for Life.

It is sponsoerd by a benefactor who asks only two things:

  1. We do not (DO NOT) discuss politics or political agendas.
  2. We do (DO) share ideas and concepts that help women and network together our resources.

The goal is to help women find what they need so as to make the best possible decision.

  1. Non-political
  2. Non-denominational

Totally good.

I bring an envelop with two things in it:

  1. My writing on Horizons.
  2. A small grant to implement renewal of perspective.

Texas has shown us just have off base things can go.

  1. They will give a man $10,000 to turn in someone in crisis.
  2. They wouldn’t think of giving a woman $10,000 to help solve her difficulties and see new Horizons.

For them the first is justified and the second a moral hazard.

This is way off base.

First reading
In those days ten men of every nationality,
speaking different tongues, shall take hold,
yes, take hold of every Jew by the edge of his garment and say,

“Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

Responsorial Psalm
God is with us.

I tell of Egypt and Babylon
among those that know the LORD;
Of Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia:
“This man was born there.”
And of Zion they shall say:
“One and all were born in her;
And he who has established her
is the Most High LORD.”

It is the divine will to treat all peoples, of every race and nationality, as one people.
It will be as if we are all born in the City of God, Jerusalem.

And all shall sing, in their festive dance:
“My home is within you.”

Alleluia Verse
The Son of Man came to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Gospel Portion
What is our response to people who refused the Good News?

When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
“Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?”
Jesus turned and rebuked them.

Why were the Samaritans so opposed to Jesus and his disciples?
DOES IT MATTER? No!

They journeyed to another village.

If Jesus can be patient with people, so can you, even in issues of grave matter.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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