So let's talk about today's readings 9/16/09

September 16, 2009

Reading 1
1 Tm 3:14-16

Beloved:
I am writing you,
although I hope to visit you soon.
But if I should be delayed,
you should know how to behave in the household of God,
which is the Church of the living God,
the pillar and foundation of truth.
Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion, Who was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed to the Gentiles,
believed in throughout the world,
taken up in glory.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. (2) How great are the works of the Lord!
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
Majesty and glory are his work,
and his justice endures forever.
He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
gracious and merciful is the LORD.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
He has given food to those who fear him;
he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
giving them the inheritance of the nations.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!

Gospel
Lk 7:31-35

Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’
For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine,
and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’
The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said,
‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard,
a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’
But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.

1st reading - reminded me of the apostles creed
psalm - “I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart in the company and
assembly of the just” – we should all go to church, and not just
because it’s a commandment. We are there to thank Him, as He
deserves, not to be entertained or enlightened, or even spiritually
fed (except for the Eucharist of course!)
gospel - “They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one
another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’” – I never did understand
this gospel.

Today is the day of St. Cornelius and Cyprian. They fought against the Novatian
heresy. He was a guy who decided he was pope, not Cornelius, because Novatian
believed that no one who renounced their faith under persecution should ever be
admitted back to the church. Good thing he wasn’t “in charge” when Peter denied
our Lord three times!

So what struck you about today’s readings? :bible1::twocents:

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