Rainbow Covenant

Greetings on this the Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Rom 8:18-25; PS 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6; Lk 13:18-21
Notes: Regarding fear of death.

A Christian may be fearful of HOW death comes about or WHY death comes about.
Yet a Christian is JOYFUL as to WHAT will come about.

First reading
All creation shares in the destiny of man.
While the night sky shows us a peaceful vista, we know from science that the Universe is in quite the upset.

Creation then is affirmed to be in crisis and awaiting resolution.

It calls to mind the Noah covenant the Lord gave when He said,
When the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature—every mortal being that is on earth (Gen 9:16).

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Responsorial Psalm
The Lord has done marvels for us.

Although they go forth weeping,
carrying the seed to be sown,
They shall come back rejoicing,
carrying their sheaves.

While in the immediate purpose this is the joy of the diaspora being returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile, it is also the example of the movement from dying to eternal life.

Alleluia Verse
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.

Gospel Portion
Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like?

like yeast that a woman took
and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour
until the whole batch of dough was leavened.

A small thing, you cannot even see, but it changes everything about you.

a large bush
and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.

A small seed that becomes a safe haven for any within your proximity.

The Kingdom is who you become.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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