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Tuesday, June 21st. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 7:6.12-14.


Tuesday of the Twelfth week in Ordinary Time

21 June 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

 

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.

This is the law and the prophets.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 7:6.12-14.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets.”
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.
How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.”

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DAILY MASS – Tuesday 21 June 2016

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Tuesday of the Twelfth week in Ordinary Time

21 June 2016

Commentary of the day

Origen (c.185-253),

priest and theologian
Homilies on Exodus, no. 5, 3 ; SC 321 (SC p. 157 rev.)

“How constricted the road that leads to life”

     Let us take a look at what God said to Moses and which road he was told to choose… You may perhaps think that the way shown by God is straightforward and easy, that it involves absolutely no difficulty. To the contrary, it is an ascent, a very twisting climb! For the path by which we make our way towards the virtues does not go downwards but upwards and it is a narrow and difficult climb. Hear the Lord again, speaking in the the Gospel: “How strait and narrow is the way that leads to life!” See, then, how the Gospel matches the Law… Isn’t it true to say that even the blind can see this clearly? One Spirit has written both the Law and the Gospel.

So the way by which we make progress follows a twisting ascent…; acts of virtue and faith involve a good many difficulties and efforts for many temptations, many obstacles set themselves against those who desire to act according to God’s way. Then, too, in the faith we come across many a tricky thing, many points of debate, many objections from heretics… Listen to what Pharaoh said when he saw the way Moses and the Israelites had taken: “Those people are wandering about aimlessly” (Ex 14,3). Where Pharaoh was concerned those who follow God are going astray. As has been said, the way of wisdom is tortuous, with frequent twists and difficulties and numerous detours. And so to confess that there is one God and, in the same confession, to affirm that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one God, how complicated, how difficult, how inextricable that seems to unbelievers! Then to add that “the Lord of glory” was crucified (1Cor 2,8) and that he is the Son of Man “who has come down from heaven” (Jn 3,13), how complicated, how difficult it seems! Someone hearing it without faith says: “Those people are going astray.” But you should stand firm, don’t put such faith into doubt knowing that God is showing this way of faith to you.

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Tuesday of the Twelfth week in Ordinary Time

21 June 2016

Saint of the day

St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591)

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SAINT ALOYSIUS GONZAGA
(1568-1591)

        Aloysius, the eldest son of Ferdinand Gonzaga, Marquis of Castiglione, was born on the 9th of March, 1568. The first words he pronounced were the holy names of Jesus and Mary. When he was nine years of age he made a vow of perpetual virginity and by a special grace was ever exempted from temptations against purity. He received his first Communion at the hands of St. Charles Borromeo.

        At an early age he resolved to leave the world, and in a vision was directed by our blessed Lady to join the Society of Jesus. The Saint’s mother rejoiced on learning his determination to become a religious, but his father for three years refused his consent.

At length St. Aloysius obtained permission to enter the novitiate on the 25th of November, 1585. He took his vows after two years, and went through the ordinary course of philosophy and theology. He was wont to say he doubted whether without penance grace would continue to make head against nature, which, when not afflicted and chastised, tends gradually to relapse into its old state, losing the habit of suffering acquired by the labor of years. “I am a crooked piece of iron,” he said, “and am come into religion to be made straight by the hammer of mortification and penance.”

        During his last year of theology a malignant fever broke out in Rome; the Saint offered himself for the service of the sick, and he was accepted for the dangerous duty. Several of the brothers caught the fever, and Aloysius was of the number. He was brought to the point of death, but recovered, only to fall, however, into slow fever, which carried him off after three months. He died, repeating the Holy Name, a little after midnight between the 20th and 21st of June, on the octave-day of Corpus Christi, having already begun his twenty-fourth year of age.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15-20

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“I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20.

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He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.

Psalms 23(22):1-3a.3b-4.5.6. 

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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

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“This is my commandment:

love one another as I love you. “

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