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Gospel - Mark 6: 1-6
From this weeks Limerick Diocesan Resource Newsletter:
They said, "Where did this man get all this? ...Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary" ... And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place ... He was amazed at their lack of faith. (Mark 6)
In this moment as you read.
In your family, in your life, in your heartache and in your joy.
This is what Incarnation means. God is not separate, distant, to be searched for only in distant places. God is here with us now, closer than your own breath.
Don't miss out on Gods presence in your life because you think its too ordinary to possibly be graced with Gods presence. Don't wait only for special moments in your speak with God, to listen for God, to listen to God.
God is not present only in extraordinary moments and special places - God chooses to be present in all of life, and that includes all of your life!!
Green, blue, yellow and red—
God is down in the swamps and marshes
Sensational as April and almost incredible
the flowering of our catharsis.
A humble scene in a backward place
Where no one important ever looked
The raving flowers; looked up on the face
Of the One and the Endless, the Mind that has baulked
The profoundest of mortals.
A primrose, a violet,
A violent wild iris – but mostly anonymous performers
Yet an important occasion as the Muse at her toilet
Prepared to inform the local farmers
That beautiful, beautiful, beautiful God
Was breathing His love by a cut-away bog.
Other reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Deacon Greg Kandra
Blue Eyed Ennis
Centre For Liturgy
Liturgical odds and ends
Saints of the Week
July 9th - St Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions (Martyrs)
July 10th - St Silvanus
July 11th - St Benedict (Abbot)
July 12th - St Veronica
July 13th - St Teresa of the Andes
July 14th - St Camillus of Lellis - Today is the feast day of St Camillus Hospital, Shelbourne Rd, here in Limerick city. Many of us know it as the old TB hospital, or as a nursing home, as a respite care facility for family members, or as the place we go to get birth certs!!
July 15th - St Bonaventure
July 16th - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel available here
Divine Office - Week 2