The Year of Our Lord 2018, June 3, Third Week of Pentecost
Liturgy of the Word pg. 425, Creed pg. 748
Anaphora of St James pg. 835
- 9:30 am, Liturgy is offered for your intentions
- 11:30 am, Liturgy is offered as a 40-day Memorial for the repose of the soul of Issam Karam, as requested by his wife, Rita Karam and family. May he rest in God's eternal peace.
-Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm
-Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm
-Friday, June 8, 7:00 pm
-Saturday, June 9, 6:00 pm
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The Third Week of Pentecost
1 Corinthians 2:1-10 — The True Wisdom
When I came to you, proclaiming the mystery of God, I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling, and my message and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of spirit and power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. Yet we do speak a wisdom to those who are mature, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away. Rather, we speak God's wisdom, mysterious, hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory, and which none of the rulers of this age knew; for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: "What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him," this God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.
John 14:21-27 — The Advocate
The Lord Jesus says: "Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him." Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, "Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. "I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name-he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."
Jn 14:21-27 Peace is yours
‘Peace I leave with you’ (v27). The greatest gift is given to us from Christ. To have peace of heart and mind. If peace is at our center, then we have nothing to fear or doubt.
Wisdom is when one can find their inner core, their center, where peace is. It is in our depths that God’s Spirit of truth dwells. In our silence we realize nothing really matters but God. Nothing should trouble our souls if we have the love of God. All thing belong to God and God is here, present always. That is our peace, our comfort, and our hope.
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid’ (v27). All too often we find ourselves getting worked up, angry, frightened or bitter. It is not our best selves. God is calling us to a deeper response. The daily distractions, temptations, annoyances, disappointments and justices will frustrate us and coax the worst out of one. Yet there is much more than the current picture. God calls us to a deeper response, from our core where peace is. A response built on forgiveness and love, an attitude of holiness, a practice of patient prayer and acts of hope.
So do yourself a favor – slow down, let go and allow God’s Spirit of peace to guide you through whatever circumstances you find yourself. Amen
Margaret Ghosn mshf
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