Render A Just Decision

Greetings on this the Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
Readings: Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9; PS 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43; Lk 18:1-8
Notes: Kyle Rittenhouse trial is drawing to a close. May they render a just decision.

Happy Birthday Barry Jankord!

May you enjoy a long retirement and the favor of the Lord!!

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini’s Story

Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the loving care of her God gave her the strength to be a valiant woman doing the work of Christ.


The compassion and dedication of Mother Cabrini is still seen in hundreds of thousands of her fellow citizens who care for the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, and state institutions. We complain of increased medical costs in an affluent society, but the daily news shows us millions who have little or no medical care, and who are calling for new Mother Cabrinis to become citizen-servants of their land.

First reading
(The evening before crossing the Reed Sea out of Egypt)

The cloud overshadowed their camp;
and out of what had been water, dry land was seen emerging:
Out of the Red Sea an unimpeded road,
and a grassy plain out of the mighty flood.

Wait on the Lord and He will do marvelous things!

Responsorial Psalm
Remember the marvels the Lord has done!

Alleluia Verse
God has called us through the Gospel,
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Portion
Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.

The Parable of the Persistent Widow.

If persistence with wicked persons brings about a small measure of justice, then how much more so from the Divine Love who cares for us every moment?

  • Prayers, not vigilantism.
  • Justice, not domination.
  • Love, not civil war.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

2 thoughts on “Render A Just Decision

  1. Happy Birthday Deacon Gerry! It has been over 40 years that we have been able to celebrate being birthday twins. Today’s post reminds me of the persistence of our mothers’ prayers. Mine passed in ’95 with her rosary was in her hands. How’s this for a bonus Mom – my 88 year-old mother-in-law was the first to call me this morning to wish me Happy Birthday. The Good Lord intervenes in wonderful ways. Prayers of gratitude for mothers and friendship!

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