• Maria Knox

THURSDAY OF THE NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, JUNE 4, 2020


MASS READINGS:


Psalm 25:4-5A B, 8-9, 10 and 14


Make known to me your ways, LORD;

teach me your paths.

Guide me by your fidelity and teach me,

for you are God my savior,

for you I wait all the day long.


Good and upright is the LORD,

therefore he shows sinners the way,

He guides the humble in righteousness,

and teaches the humble his way.


All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth

toward those who honor his covenant and decrees.


The counsel of the LORD belongs to those who fear him;

and his covenant instructs them.


REFLECTION: "Make known to me your ways, LORD;

teach me your paths."


We have just celebrated Pentecost this last Sunday, and hopefully we have been refreshed by the gifts of the Holy Spirit once more.


In the first reading today, St. Paul exhorts us to persevere in God and impart the word of truth without deviation (2 TM 2:8, 15).


The psalmist asks God to show us His ways, to guide us, so we can follow.


And Jesus in the Gospel talks of the greatest commandments (MK 12:30-31).


The day's readings are well chosen, and how beautifully they relate to each other day by day, season by season.


In these days of social upheaval, economic and health uncertainty, we find the word of God reminding us to follow Him. He will show us the way. What is most important is to love Him above all, and our neighbor as ourselves.


Let us continue praying to the Holy Spirit to guide us in God's path so we can follow His path. And that we never deviate from His way.

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