shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind,
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Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time: June 16-22, 2019
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The Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time
The week begins with Trinity Sunday, which always follows Pentecost. It celebrates the un-knowable relationship between the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit - and their loving support for us in our lives.
Tuesday is the Memorial of Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr. On Thursday, most of the world will celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ, (Corpus Christi). In the U.S., this will be celebrated next Sunday, June 10.
This week is our only exposure to the Book of Tobit in the two year cycle of readings. The Book of Tobit is a novel in the Wisdom literature tradition. We read the story of the misfortunes Tobit and a young woman, named Sarah. The story is about God's fidelity, even though they are tested, and their perseverance in prayer and works of charity. The songs of praise in Tobit this week are extraordinary.
resume reading about how Jesus is in the midst of a struggle with
the religious leaders in Jerusalem who do not like them. He tells
them the Parable of the tenant farmers, telling them that the stone
rejected by builders has become the cornerstone. They almost arrest
him. His opponents try to ensnare Jesus with question about the temple
tax, but he isn't trapped by them.
Daily Prayer This Week
Having celebrated God's love for us on Sunday, we are ready to enter this week to explore the depth of that love and the powerful call each of us is given to love each other.
This is a great week for rich reflections on the Word and the feasts as they relate to the various movements going on in our lives this week. We can make this week special by entering into the celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ with longing and desire. Each of us can prepare - even as we are washing up and getting dressed - to walk into our parish church or congregation, asking our Lord to be the Bread that gives Life to us, this day. We can simplify the background of our Saturday or Sunday, to enter into our hungers and thirsts. We can let this wonderful gift of our Lord to us become a reality so that when we open our hands to say "Amen," we are opening our hearts to receive a love than can transform us into Bread, given for one another and our world.
All week, we can let the Tobit story and Jesus in Jerusalem interact with our reflecting and desiring. We can turn to God, in faith and hope, as Tobit and Sarah do. We can practice asking to be able to persevere in difficult times.
And, let's be inspired enough this week to give from the deepest part of our very selves, the depths of our beings, instead of just our surplus. What is the "widow's mite" in our own lives?
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