3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II Meditations & Homily Builder

Monday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • Jesus and David were powerful, “for the LORD of hosts was with” them.
  • Jesus began ministry about 30, lived to 33, now leads to Promised Land.
  • “The blind and the lame” welcomed Jesus, and the enemy’s kingdom fell.

Petitions:  Church Unity, Against Demons, Against Rash Judgment

Tuesday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • David’s procession leads to Jesus’ circle.
  • The New and Old Davids provide a rich feast for their people.
  • Mary is the New Ark of the Covenant because she did the will of God.

Petitions:  Marian Devotion, The Hungry, Holy Joy

Wednesday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • God found “rich soil” in David, who eagerly and fruitfully received His word.
  • The Lord begins his Kingdom among humble shepherds and sowers.
  • We prepare and plant but there is no building or growth without the Lord.

Petitions:  Missionaries, Farmers, Good Counsel

Thursday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • David served God and received all, had much and merited more. (CCC #2010)
  • God enlighten us about worship (David,) work (baskets), and rest (beds.)
  • Mother Mary is revealed as New Zion, Jesus’ Davidic dwelling and literal throne.

Petitions:  Christian Generosity, Balance in Life, Fire Safety

Friday, 3rd Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • A seed out of place is gobbled easily; David was lounging, not on campaign.
  • Like a planting a tiny seed, flirting with temptation yields death. (James 1:15)
  • This, David’s worst episode, led him to pen Psalm 51 in repentance.

Petitions:  Diligence to Duty, Modesty & Chasity, Conversion

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