This line from the first reading didn’t strike me at all:
“perplexed, but not driven to despair”. But here it is in my missal:
“We see no answer to our problems, but never despair”, and it strikes me…
This from the psalm “To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving”
reminds me some of my favorite words from Job, “Though He slay me, yet will
I serve Him”.
And this line “My vows to the LORD I will pay
in the presence of all his people” – What are my vows, and how will I pay them
in the presence of all His people? Does this just mean going to church, or is there
I have always wondered about this line from the gospel: “everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. I always
wondered how do you look at a woman with lust? Please no one answer, because
it would be too embarrassing.
And on divorce; “whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful)
causes her to commit adultery”. Does anyone really believe this?
Does the priest? Does the church?
So what struck you about today’s readings? :bible1::twocents: