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January 23, 2011

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 8: 23 - 9: 3 

For is not everything dark as night 
    for a country in distress?

As the past humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, so the future will glorify the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, the territory of the nations.

The people that walked in darkness 
    have seen a great light; 
on the inhabitants of a country 
    in shadow dark as death 
        light has blazed forth. 
You have enlarged the nation, 
    you have increased its joy; 
they rejoice before you 
    as people rejoice at harvest time, 
as they exult 
    when they are dividing the spoils. 

For the yoke that weighed on it, 
    the bar across its shoulders, 
the rod of its oppressor, 
these you have broken 
    as on the day of Midian.

      

Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14  

Yahweh is my light and my salvation, 
    whom should I fear? 
Yahweh is the fortress of my life, 
    whom should I dread?

One thing I ask of Yahweh, 
    one thing I seek: 
to dwell in Yahweh’s house 
    all the days of my life, 
to enjoy the sweetness of Yahweh, 
    to seek out his temple.

This I believe: I shall see the goodness of Yahweh, 
    in the land of the living. 
Put your hope in Yahweh, be strong, let your heart be bold, 
    put your hope in Yahweh.

 

1 Corinthians 1: 10-13, 17

Brothers, I urge you, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, not to have factions among yourselves but all to be in agreement in what you profess; so that you are perfectly united in your beliefs and judgements. From what Chloe's people have been telling me about you, brothers, it is clear that there are serious differences among you. What I mean is this: every one of you is declaring, 'I belong to Paul,' or 'I belong to Apollos,' or 'I belong to Cephas,' or 'I belong to Christ.'  Has Christ been split up? Was it Paul that was crucified for you, or was it in Paul's name that you were baptised?

After all, Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel; and not by means of wisdom of language, wise words which would make the cross of Christ pointless.

                                 

Matthew 4: 12-23

Hearing that John had been arrested he withdrew to Galilee, and leaving Nazara he went and settled in Capernaum, beside the lake, on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

    Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali!
    Way of the sea beyond Jordan.
    Galilee of the nations!
    The people that lived in darkness
    have seen a great light;
    on those who lived
        in a country of shadow dark as death
    a light has dawned.

From then onwards Jesus began his proclamation with the message, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.’

As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you fishers of people.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him. 

    Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. And at once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

He went round the whole of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and illness among the people.

   

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 27, 2008 

INTRODUCTION: Galilee is located about 75 miles north of Jerusalem.  With cars and expressways, that doesn’t seem very far today, but since most people traveled on foot at the time of Jesus, it was a considerable distance. Galilee had a difficult history.  Seven hundred years before Christ the Assyrians destroyed Galilee and took most of its citizens, the ones they didn’t kill, and moved them far away from their homes in Galilee.  That kept conquered nations from regrouping and rebelling against them.  A lot of pagans were moved into Galilee.  By the time of Jesus seven hundred years later, there were still a lot of pagans living there and Jews as well who had moved back so the population was pretty well mixed.   

In spite of its destruction by the Assyrians, and the devastation they left behind, the prophet Isaiah, who was at that time living in Jerusalem, forsaw good things for Galilee.  Into the spiritual and social darkness that covered the land, Isaiah said a light would shine.  You might remember those lines from the first reading on Christmas.  St. Matthew quotes this long passage from Isaiah to tell us Jesus was the fulfillment of that prophecy.  It would have been normal for a religious teacher like Jesus to do his preaching and teaching mainly in Jerusalem. (Joachim Jeremias pg 242)   Jesus however chose to begin his ministry in Galilee where he spent most of his life.  Jesus was the light that the people of Galilee, the people living in darkness, had longed for.  In these readings Galilee is called by the names of two of the tribes of Israel that originally settled there: Zebulun and Naphtali.  

  

                R. A congressman died and went to heaven —

                Peter welcomed him and said we don't see too many
                    congressmen here —

                Peter said this is how we do things —
                You spend one day in hell
                You spend one day in heaven —

                The man went to hell for a day and there was a golf course, lobster, great times —
                Then he went to heaven and there was singing etc. —

                He went to Peter and Peter asked him where he wanted to go.
                The congressman said "hell"

                He went to hell — the devil was snarly
                The place barren - fire, garbage etc.
                The man said what happened —
                The devil said "Yesterday we were campaigning — today you voted"

                The devil is the father of lies —
                The devil tries to convince you hell doesn't exist at all —

                We are in cycle A —
                Most writings from St. Matthew —

                St. Matthew talks about "the Kingdom of heaven"
                Others writers say "the Kingdom of God"

                The Kingdom means the reign of God —
                God will destroy all evil and
                bring happiness, peace, joy to this world —

                It is God ruling powerful as a King

                The Kingdom of God is based on
                    (1) There is evil and good forces in the world
                    (2) Evil rules now
                    (3) God will come and overthrow evil —
                        We don't know when
                    (4) It is emanate

                God is a divine King that
                    delights in being a loving Father —

                Jesus calls us to repent and prepare for this
                    Kingdom —

                Jesus gathers those who will help Him —

                12 Apostles

                Jesus told us to pray for the harvest

   

Prayer for Vocations of Pope John Paul II

Lord Jesus, as You once called the first disciples to make them fishers of men, let your sweet invitation continue to resound: Come, follow Me!

Give young men and women the grace of responding quickly to Your voice. Support your bishops, priests and consecrated people in their apostolic labor.

Grant perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are carrying out the ideal of a life totally consecrated to Your service.

Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness. Lord, send workers to your harvest and do not allow humanity to be lost for the lack of pastors, missionaries and people dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.

Mary, Mother of the Church, the model of every vocation, help us to say “yes” to the Lord Who calls us to cooperate in the divine plan of salvation.

   

                Our Archbishop wants us to pray
                    for vocations

                Jesus when He died said He would
                    return in glory

                God's good Kingdom will triumph
                    in the end and
                We will share in this if we
                    stay close to Christ —

   

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
     the Father, the Almighty,

     maker of heaven and earth,
     of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
     the only Son of God,
     eternally begotten of the Father,
     God from God, Light from Light,

     true God from true God,
     begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
     Through him all things were made.
     For us men and for our salvation
        he came down from heaven:

     by the power of the Holy Spirit
     he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

     For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
        he suffered, died, and was buried.
        On the third day he rose again
           in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
        he ascended into heaven
           and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
        He will come again in glory
           to judge the living and the dead,
        and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
      who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
     With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
      He has spoken through the prophets.
     We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
     We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
     We look for the resurrection of the dead,
        and the life of the world to come. Amen.

    

                Anger hurts our bodies —
                    inside or out —
                    directed at others passively or actively getting mad rage —
                            (passive-aggressive)

                A person can be pressed on by satan
                    to have impure thoughts about others and
                    instead of doing God's will — they act on their impure thoughts

   

Excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. p. 60-61
 

136. THE FOURTH DAY

        A MEDITATION ON TWO STANDARDS

The one of Christ, our supreme leader and lord,
the other of Lucifer, the deadly enemy of our
human nature

PRAYER.   The usual preparatory prayer.

window at a former Jesuit Seminary

137. FIRST PRELUDE.   This is the history. Here it will be that Christ calls and wants all beneath His standard, and Lucifer, on the other hand, wants all under his.

138. SECOND PRELUDE.   This is a mental representation of the place. It will be here to see a great plain, comprising the whole region about Jerusalem, where the sovereign Commander-in-Chief of all the good is Christ our Lord; and another plain about the region of Babylon, where the chief of the enemy is Lucifer.

139. THIRD PRELUDE.   This is to ask for what I desire. Here it will be to ask for a knowledge of the deceits of the rebel chief and help to guard myself against them; and also to ask for a knowledge of the true life exemplified in the sovereign and true Commander, and the grace to imitate Him.
   

FIRST PART

THE STANDARD OF SATAN

140. FIRST POINT.   Imagine you see the chief of all the enemy in the vast plain about Babylon, seated on a great throne of fire and smoke, his appearance inspiring horror and terror.

141. SECOND POINT.   Consider how he summons innumerable demons, and scatters them, some to one city and some to another, throughout the whole world, so that no province, no place, no state of life, no individual is overlooked.

142. THIRD POINT.   Consider the address he makes to them, how he goads them on to lay snares for men and bind them with chains. First they are to tempt them to covet riches (as Satan himself is accustomed to do in most cases) that they may the more easily attain the empty honors of this world, and then come to overweening pride.

   The first step, then, will be riches, the second honor, the third pride. From these three steps the evil one leads to all other vices.
   

SECOND PART

THE STANDARD OF CHRIST

143.   In a similar way, we are to picture to ourselves the sovereign and true Commander, Christ our Lord.

144. FIRST POINT.   Consider Christ our Lord, standing in a lowly place in a great plain about the region of Jerusalem, His appearance beautiful and attractive.

145. SECOND POINT.   Consider how the Lord of all the world chooses so many persons, apostles, disciples, etc., and sends them throughout the whole world to spread His sacred doctrine among all men, no matter what their state or condition.

146. THIRD POINT.   . . .
   

end of excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

    

                Then they can live to prove they
                    are right for their impure actions —

                It is a paradox.

                

 

 

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