White or Violet – Requite Love

Greetings on this the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Readings: Genesis 1:1—2:2; Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Romans 11:33-36; Psalm 119:88; Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
Notes: Readings from Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life

Mass For Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life (no. 48/1 of the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions), celebrated with white vestments, or the Mass For the Preservation of Peace and Justice (no. 30 of the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions), celebrated with violet vestments.”

Since we are in an age of slogans as wisdom, then my slogan is: Love the Mother, Save the Child.

Some try to empty the meaning of the Incarnation to make Mary but a vessel and vassal, not a true Mother. This same reasoning makes the baby in the womb as if there is no Mother but a vessel and vassal. This is the real problem. It is an ancient problem with a new veneer.

If we reverse the order of presentation of the sacred scripture as it is presented not obviating the meaning at all but bringing a great fruitfulness of fulfillment of the Ten Commandments:

Gospel

  1. God wants to save everyone including the Mother.
  2. Everyone is a child including the Mother (shameful I have to type that out).
  3. Do not despise a human including the Mother.
  4. Angels are always helping including the Mother.
  5. Receive children as if receiving God himself including the Mother.
  6. Greatness is reception and reflection of holiness as a child does including the Mother.
    Alleluia Verse
  7. Mercy precedes obedience, precedes even life, including the Mother.
    Second Reading
  8. All riches and wisdom and knowledge are from God, including the Mother.
    Responsorial Psalm
  9. Children are crowned with glory and honor including the Mother.
    First reading
  10. Then God said: Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness including the Mother.

First reading
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth – and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters – Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” Evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God said: Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other. God made the dome, and it separated the water below the dome from the water above the dome. And so it happened. God called the dome “sky.” Evening came, and morning followed—the second day. Then God said: Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear. And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared. God called the dry land “earth,” and the basin of water he called “sea.” God saw that it was good. Then God said: Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. And so it happened: the earth brought forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw that it was good. Evening came, and morning followed—the third day. Then God said: Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night. Let them mark the seasons, the days and the years, and serve as lights in the dome of the sky, to illuminate the earth. And so it happened: God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night, and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky, to illuminate the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. Evening came, and morning followed—the fourth day. Then God said: Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky. God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of crawling living creatures with which the water teems, and all kinds of winged birds. God saw that it was good, and God blessed them, saying: Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth. Evening came, and morning followed—the fifth day. Then God said: Let the earth bring forth every kind of living creature: tame animals, crawling things, and every kind of wild animal. And so it happened: God made every kind of wild animal, every kind of tame animal, and every kind of thing that crawls on the ground. God saw that it was good. Then God said: Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth. God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth. God also said: See, I give you every seed-bearing plant on all the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the wild animals, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the earth, I give all the green plants for food. And so it happened. God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed—the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth and all their array were completed. On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken.

Responsorial Psalm
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place—What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him?

R/ O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

Yet you have made him little less than a god, crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him rule over the works of your hands, put all things at his feet.

R/ O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

All sheep and oxen, even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

R/ O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

Second reading
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given him anything that he may be repaid?” For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Alleluia Verse
In your mercy, give me life, O Lord, and I will do your commands.

Gospel Portion
At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.

What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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