Greetings on this the Friday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: Tb 11:5-17; Ps 146:1b-2, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10; Mk 12:35-37
The Lord delights in using titles and to refer to us as all of them.
We are brother, sister, mother, and father when we act in the Father’s will, Jesus claims.
But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and [my] brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. [For] whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mk: 3:33-35).
We are called into Transcendent Love.
With the Lord.
Tobit and Anna rejoiced and went out to the gate of Nineveh to meet their daughter-in-law. Welcome, my daughter!
Today and tomorrow wrap up the story. Such a moving piece!
Don’t fail to read the conclusion tomorrow!
Nineveh – this all took place in Nineveh.
From Jonah: And should I not be concerned over the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot know their right hand from their left, not to mention all the animals?” (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/jonah/4).
The Question About David’s Son.
Jesus questions the claim of the scribes about the Davidic descent of the Messiah, not to deny it but to imply that he is more than this. His superiority derives from his transcendent origin, to which David himself attested when he spoke of the Messiah with the name “Lord”. From: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/mark/12?35=#49012035-1
Tobit and Anna rejoiced and went out to the gate of Nineveh to meet their daughter-in-law. Welcome to your home with blessing and joy. Come in, daughter!” That day there was joy for all the Jews who lived in Nineveh.
Praise the Lord, my soul!
The LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the just. The LORD protects strangers.
Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him and we will come to him.
The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.’
Peace be with you,