Greetings on this the Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: HOS 8:4-7, 11-13; PS 115:3-4, 5-6, 7AB-8, 9-10; MT 9:32-38
Notes: The tragedy of the recent Trump presidency brings clarity to many issues.
- We have a very diverse understanding of the protection of human life. Most all of us have interior rational contradiction and moreover as to how to apply our interior reasoning in the practical and in the public space with a diverse mode of reasoning.
- This nation once bound together in a common ideal of freedom and three branches (checks and balances) to governance has devolved to power and projection.
- Personal ethics and moral code (we profess) seems to be a skeleton of what was once a guiding more.
- Afraid to say what I did wrong.
- Afraid to say what is right in the other.
So many have things to say to the January 6th commission but remain mute.
Being mute in evil is evil.
But the Mute Man did speak.
A. When the demon was driven out the mute person spoke (Mt 9:33).
B. They brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute. He cured the mute person so that he could speak and see (Mt 12:22).
C. He was driving out a demon [that was] mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute person spoke and the crowds were amazed (LK 11:14).
What did he say? In each of these three accounts we do not know.
Let us hope the mute today speak truth to power. Talking to each other openly and honestly is a pathway forward.
Thus says the LORD:
They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority; they established princes, but without my approval. With their silver and gold they made idols for themselves, to their own destruction.
- I will be at the Guatemala Maya Center today.
- This weekend I’ll be with the teens at Steubenville Florida.
When they sow the wind,
they shall reap the whirlwind.
When Ephraim made many altars to expiate sin, his altars became occasions of sin.
The house of Israel trusts in the Lord.
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my sheep, and mine know me.
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom,
and curing every disease and illness.
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. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.”
Be a laborer of truth.
Be mute no longer.
Peace be with you,