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Monday, June 30th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 8:18-22.


Monday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

30 JUNE 2014

“Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 8:18-22.

When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side.
A scribe approached and said to him,
“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
Another of (his) disciples said to him,
“Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But Jesus answered him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”

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Monday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

30 JUNE 2014

Commentary of the day

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

(1910-1997),
Founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity

Jesus, the Word to Be Spoken, 31st day of the 8th month

“The Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head”

Our Savior’s poverty is greater even than that of the poorest of the world’s beasts. “The foxes have holes and birds of the air their nests but the Son of Man h as nowhere to lay his head.” So it was in fact. He had no house of his own, no fixed abode. The Samaritans had just turned him away and he must seek for shelter. Everything was uncertain: lodging, food. He received whatever he used as alms from the charity of others.

Such is indeed great poverty: how touching it is when we think who he is, the God-Man, the Lord of heaven and earth, and what he might have possessed! But it is this which makes his poverty majestic and rich, that it is a voluntary poverty chosen out of love for us and with the intention of enriching us.

We are blessed in being called to share in our own little way the great poverty of this great God. We are thrilled also at the magnificent vagabondage of our life. We do not roam, but we cultivate the vagabond spirit of abandonment. We have nothing to live on, yet we live splendidly; nothing to walk on, yet we walk fearlessly; nothing to lean on, but yet we lean on God confidently; for we are his own and he is our provident Father.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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30 June 2014

1st Martyrs of Rome

(+ 1st century)

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The FIRST MARTYRS of the CHURCH of ROME
(+ 1st century)

The first persecution against the Church began by the Emperor Nero, after the burning of the City of Rome in 64, for which many of the faithful were tortured and slain. Some martyrs were burned as living torches at evening banquets, some crucified and others were fed to wild animals.

Their death is recorded by the pagan writer, Tacitus in his Annales (15, 44), and also by Pope Clement I in his letter to the Corinthians chapters 5-6).

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Prayer

Father,

you sanctified the Church of Rome

with the blood of its first martyrs.

May we find strength from their courage

and rejoice in their triumph.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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