Greetings on this the Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
Readings: Rom 4:1-8; PS 32:1b-2, 5, 11; Lk 12:1-7
Notes: I will be headed into retreat this weekend with my brother deacons. Please pray for a good retreat.
We will be here:

The photo today is from the chapel built for the Aetas of Olongapo City.
It is named from Saint Teresa of Avila (it may have been renamed since).

First reading
For what does the Scripture say?
Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Our first right relation is with God and is to trust him in his promises:

  • Large promises.
  • Small promises.
  • Promises we don’t even know about but keep for us by God.

Responsorial Psalm
I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Blessed is he whose fault is taken away,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt,
in whose spirit there is no guile.

Alleluia Verse
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us;
who have put our hope in you.

Gospel Portion
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.

At this age, that isn’t so impressive (grins).

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?
Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.

Yes, that is the one.
Even the sparrow is under the divine care.

So are you.
I promise.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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