Perhaps the LORD will look upon my affliction and make it up to me with benefits for the curses he is uttering this day.
Archive for January 2012
All were amazed and asked one another, "What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him."
Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
Almighty and everlasting God, who dost choose the weak things of the world to confound the strong: mercifully grant, that we who keep the solemn feast of blessed Agnes, Thy Virgin and Martyr, may experience her advocacy with Thee. Through Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1
Now the asses of Saul's father, Kish, had wandered off. Kish said to his son Saul, "Take one of the servants with you and go out and hunt for the asses." Accordingly they went through the hill country of Ephraim, and through the land of Shalishah. Not finding them there, they continued through the land of Shaalim without success. They also went through the land of Benjamin, but they failed to find the animals.
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD assured him, "This is the man of whom I told you; he is to govern my people."
Saul met Samuel in the gateway and said, "Please tell me where the seer lives." Samuel answered Saul: "I am the seer. Go up ahead of me to the high place and eat with me today. In the morning, before dismissing you, I will tell you whatever you wish."
Then, from a flask he had with him, Samuel poured oil on Saul's head; he also kissed him, saying: "The LORD anoints you commander over his heritage. You are to govern the LORD's people Israel, and to save them from the grasp of their enemies roundabout.
"This will be the sign for you that the LORD has anointed you commander over his heritage."
Responsorial Psalm Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gospel Mk 2:13-17
This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.
Epiphany is the manifestation of the Father's Love.
Homily on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
The Theotokos, God-bearer, Mary our Mother helps us worship and adore Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Homily for St Thomas Becket Feast Day, December 29, 2011
Homily for the Feast of St John on December 27