August 31, 2015
by Joe Zaborowski
Creighton University Purchasing Department
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Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 431

1 Thessolonians 4:13-18
Psalm 96:1 and 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13
Luke 4:16-30

Praying Ordinary Time

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Faith seems to resonant within me as I read todays readings.

The reading from Thessalonians tells me that there is no need to “worry about those who have fallen asleep.” We are assured we will rise from the dead. How am I a sign of what a follower of Christ looks like?

What Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah tells me when the spirit of the Lord is upon me, not in a Messianic sense as with Jesus, but as a follower of Christ that can be seen in different ways. If I follow in Christ’s footsteps and become a light unto the poor, the imprisoned whether physically, emotionally, spiritually and walk with the oppressed I can be counted as a disciple. As such I will be renewed in Him and as the Psalm reading for today rings out “I can sing to the Lord a new song.” 

These reading are a good reminder to be assured in my faith that I will always be with the Lord and also be active in exhibiting my faith in the world.

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