"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

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


"...it 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."

2 comments:

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

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

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