Rachel weeps

Greetings on this the Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs
Readings: 1 Jn 1:5—2:2; PS 124:2-3, 4-5, 7cd-8; Mt 2:13-18
Notes: Jesus Christ the righteous one. Perfect righteousness.

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

https://deacongerrypalermo.blog/2020/10/31/blessedness/

https://deacongerrypalermo.blog/2021/12/28/he-ordered-the-massacre/

First reading
Beloved: This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you:

  • God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
  • The Blood of his Son, Jesus, cleanses us from all sin.
  • We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one.
  • We have fellowship with one another.
  • Forgive [ness of] our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.
  • Expiation for our sins.

Responsorial Psalm
Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.

Alleluia Verse
We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

Gospel Portion
“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”

When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.

Jeremiah the prophet:

A voice was heard in Ramah,
    sobbing and loud lamentation;
Rachel weeping for her children,
    and she would not be consoled,
    since they were no more.

Abortion is about the powerful not the woman and not her child.

Come learn the meaning of this mystery.

The LORD has created a new thing upon the earth: woman encompasses man (Jer 31:22).

Listen to Rachel.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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