Sunday, February 5, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

'Tis the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 5 February would be the feast of Saint Agatha, Virgin & Martyr (circa 231-251, of Sicily): Martyr-link ┼źna, Martyr-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also be the feast of Saint Bertulf of Renty, Priest, O.S.B. (circa 640-705): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also be the feast of Saint Adelaide of Vilich, Abbess, O.S.B. (circa 965-1015, A.K.A. of Guelders): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Week
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter fifty-eight, verses seven thru ten;
Psalm One Hundred Twelve, verses four thru nine;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter two, verses one thru five;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter five, verses thirteen thru sixteen.

Mass Journal: Week Six
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
God always wants our future to be bigger than our past. not equal to our past, but bigger, better, brighter, & more significant. God wants your future & my future, & the future of the Church, to be bigger than the past. It is this bigger future that we need to envision. One of the most incredible abilities God has given the human person is the ability to dream. We are able to look into the future & imagine something better than today, & then return to the present & work to make that richly imagined future a reality. Who is doing this for the Church?

For many years I have been reflecting on a single verse from Proverbs. It never ceases to ignite my passion for the Church. "Where there is no vision, the people will perish" (Proverbs, 28:19). I have found this to be true in every area of life. In a country where there is no vision, the people will perish. In a marriage where there is no vision, people will perish. In a business, a school, or a family where there is no vision, the people will perish.

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