Saturday, July 23, 2016

Today's First Reading ...

Put not your trust in deceitful words ...

Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
Reform your ways and your deeds,
so that I may remain with you in this place.
Put not your trust in the deceitful words:
“This is the temple of the LORD!
The temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD!”
Only if you thoroughly reform your ways and your deeds;
if each of you deals justly with his neighbor;
if you no longer oppress the resident alien,
the orphan, and the widow;
if you no longer shed innocent blood in this place,
or follow strange gods to your own harm,
will I remain with you in this place,
in the land I gave your fathers long ago and forever.
But here you are, putting your trust in deceitful words to your own loss. - Jeremiah 7:1-11
As for me ...
I had rather lie abject at the threshold of the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked. - Ps. 84

" is precisely our malady that becomes the locus of contact."
- Pope Francis

I wonder if people really believe God when He says: "Put no trust in princes-in mortal men-in whom there is no salvation."


  1. I actually got the chills in this 100 degree weather when I read the Mass reading today.

    1. We're surrounded aren't we - with deceitful words.


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