8th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II Meditations & Homily Builder

Monday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • Only through God’s mercy do we have ‘a new birth, an inheritance, and a waiting salvation.’
  • Like our faith, water is more precious than gold, for our future life would be lost without it.
  • Peter and the rich man saw Jesus, but we today are not deprived of his teaching, trials, or presence.

Petitions:  Vocations, Teachers, The Heavily Burdened

Tuesday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • Israel’s prophets were writing “all the ends of the earth” destined for “salvation by our God.”
  • The Spirit of Christ, who inspired the prophets, also foresaw the Gospel’s promises fulfilled.
  • A child’s obedience and holiness, brought to maturity,  is one hundred times rewarded.

Petitions:  Reluctant Converts, All Lands, Family Members

Wednesday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • As “a spotless unblemished Lamb,” Jesus is led to the temple to offer his “precious Blood.”
  • Like Pharaoh Ozymandias’ glory, “flesh is like grass,” but what is the Lord’s remains imperishable.
  • God reigns as king, blessing with food and teachings,  without lording his authority over us.

Petitions:  Bishops, Builders, True Perspective

Thursday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • As “aliens and sojourners” in this world, Christians will face rebukes like Bartimaeus.
  • But like a mother to a newborn’s cry, Jesus responds to the blind man’s great thirsting desire.
  • Unlike others, Jesus has mercy on his neighbor as he walks the Good Samaritan’s road. (Luke 10:30)

Petitions:  Universal Priesthood, Against Scandal, For Infants

Friday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II

  • “[T]he judgment [begins] with the household of God…” (1 Peter 4:17)
  • By setting up shop in the Court of the Gentiles, they made the temple inhospitable for the nations.
  • As each Christian has received the gifts of faith and mercy, use them to serve one another.

Petitions:  Effective Preaching, Crop-Friendly Weather, Effortless Prayer

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