Monday, March 13, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday, 12 March was the Second Sunday of Lent: Lent-link & Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 12 March would have been the festival of Saint Maximilian of Theveste, Martyr (circa 274-295), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Ancient Theveste is now known as Tébessa, Algeria.

'Twould also have been the festival of Saint Innocent I, Pope (died 417), fortieth Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also have been the festival of Blessed Angela Salawa, Confessor, O.F.S. (1881-1922): Blessed-link ūna, Blessed-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Week
Mass Readings
The Book of Genesis, chapter twelve, verses one thru four(a);
Psalm Thirty-three, verses four & five, eighteen & nineteen, twenty, & twenty-two;
The Second Letter to Timothy, chapter one, verses eight(b) thru ten;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter seventeen, verses one thru nine.

Mass Journal: Week Eleven
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
The life of Jesus Christ is indelibly engraved upon history; neither the erosion of time nor the devastating & compounding effects of evil have been able to erase his influence. Some people thought he was crazy; others considered him a misfit, a troublemaker, a rebel. He was condemned as a criminal, yet his life & teachings reverberate throughout history. He saw things differently, & he had no respect for the status quo. You can praise him, disagree with him, disbelieve him, glorify him, or vilify him. About the only thing you cannot do is ignore him, & that is a lesson that every age learns in its own way. You can't ignore Jesus, because he changed things. He is the single greatest agent of change in human history. He made the lame walk, taught the simple, set captives free, gave sight to the blind, fed the hungry, healed the sick, comforted the afflicted, afflicted the comfortable, & in all of these captured the imagination of every generation.

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