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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

The Collect for today's Liturgy is worth praying over all week.

"O God, from whom all good things come,
grant that we, who call on you in our need, 
may at your prompting discern what is right,
and by your guidance do it.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

The first reading is from the Book of Genesis when, after Adam has eaten of the tree, God called to him, but Adam was afraid and so hid. Adam, of course, blames Eve, who in turn blames the serpent. 

The responsorial psalm is from Psalm 130 with the response:
"With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.

The second reading is from St. Paul's second Letter to the Corinthians. In this reading Paul says: "Everything is indeed for you, so that grace may be bestowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God."

The Gospel (Mark 3: 20-35) shows us Jesus will such a crowd around him that he cannot eat, but he teaches them. His mother and his brothers arrive and the crowd tells him they are outside and asking for him. Jesus replies: "Who are my mother and my brothers? Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."

Let us strive to know and do the will of God. 
That is where discernment helps us. 

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