My heart was moved (Again)

Greetings on this the Saturday of the First Week of Advent
Readings: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; PS 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 9:35–10:1, 5a, 6-8
Notes: During the First Week of Advent and throughout, we continue to balance our thoughts and prayers between:

  1. the need (material and spiritual).
  2. the response (divine care).

And our major theme is the JOY that these two consideration are treated with the utmost importance by the LORD.

First reading
Thus says the Lord GOD,
the Holy One of Israel:
O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,
no more will you weep;
He will be gracious to you when you cry out,
as soon as he hears he will answer you.
The Lord will give you the bread you need
and the water for which you thirst.

Responsorial Psalm
Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.

Alleluia Verse
The LORD is our Judge, our Lawgiver, our King;
he it is who will save us.

Gospel Portion
WEDNESDAY: Jesus summoned his disciples and said,

“My heart is moved with pity for the crowd,
for they have been with me now for three days
and have nothing to eat.
I do not want to send them away hungry,
for fear they may collapse on the way.”

TODAY: At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them
because they were troubled and abandoned,
like sheep without a shepherd.

Jesus knows.
Jesus knows.

Be filled with JOY. You are not abandoned.
Jesus knows.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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