5th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II Meditations & Homily Builder

Monday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • The ark held God’s words written in stone, while Jesus is the Word of God enfleshed.
  • God’s ark was too holy to safely touch, but the Incarnation allows Jesus’ healing touch.
  • The temple’s glory was great but passing, as this life’s joys and pains will be surpassed.

Petitions:  Loving Reverence, Hope, The Sick

Tuesday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • It is good to dedicate buildings and possessions to God, but he loves true hearts more.
  • The Lord who provides homes for the swallows wishes the elderly to be lovingly cared for.
  • Those who hate God attack Christ’s Church and his disciples.

Petitions:  The Parish, Moms and Dads, Right Priorities

Wednesday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • Solomon did not reject the Queen of Sheba as unclean in his sight, but dined with her.
  • Sheba’s Queen notes seven glories of Solomon, while Jesus notes thirteen evils of man.
  • Solomon’s greatest possession, his inner wisdom, was God’s gift. (1 Kings 3)

Petitions:  Wisdom, Strangers and Guests, Pure Hearts

Thursday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • The Lord distained the nations, for “they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.”
  • A woman’s love can lead a man’s heart to do good (as with Jesus) or evil (like Solomon.)
  • Our Lord always keeps his word and promises, “for he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:12-13)

Petitions:  Christian Fidelity, Unconverted Nations, Pro-Life

Friday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • Jesus and Ahijah led their charges aside to open their ears with God’s effective word.
  • Both used tangible signs (in addition to words) to help others “walk in [God’s] ways.”
  • Is seems that Jeroboam did not keep his secret either, for Solomon sought his life. (1 Kings 11:40)

Petitions:  Christian Reunion, Sacraments, Keeping Confidences

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