Saturday, December 8, 2007

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



HABAKKUK 1:2-3; 2:2-4


How long, O LORD? I cry for help

but you do not listen!

I cry out to you, "Violence!"

but you do not intervene.

Why do you let me see ruin;

why must I look at misery?

Destruction and violence are before me;

there is strife, and clamorous discord.

Then the LORD answered me and said:

Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets,

so that one can read it readily.

For the vision still has its time,

presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint;

if it delays, wait for it,

it will surely come, it will not be late.

The rash one has no integrity;

but the just one, because of his faith, shall live.



PSALM 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9


R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;

let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Come, let us bow down in worship;

let us kneel before the LORD who made us.

For he is our God,

and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.

R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice:

"Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,

as in the day of Massah in the desert,

Where your fathers tempted me;

they tested me though they had seen my works."

R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.



2 TIMONTHY 1:6-8, 13-14



I remind you, to stir into flame

the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice

but rather of power and love and self-control.

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord,

nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;

but bear your share of hardship for the gospel

with the strength that comes from God.


Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me,

in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit

that dwells within us.




LUKE 17:5-10


The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

The Lord replied,

"If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,

you would say to this mulberry tree,

'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.


"Who among you would say to your servant

who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,

'Come here immediately and take your place at table'?

Would he not rather say to him,

'Prepare something for me to eat.

Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.

You may eat and drink when I am finished'?

Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?

So should it be with you.

When you have done all you have been commanded,

say, 'We are unprofitable servants;

we have done what we were obliged to do.'"


New American Bible

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm: Sunday 37

October 07, 2007


Featured Artist of the Week


Juan Correa de Vivar was a Spanish painter, and he was borne in Mascaraque in the year of 1510. Some say that his true date of birth was 1516. Being very well thought of by his peers, Vivar was linked to his master Juan de Borgoña and two well-known Toledo painters, Pedro de Cisneros and Francisco de Comontes by 1527. Vivar painting included altarpieces, which included biblical the paintings "King David', Pontius Pilate Washing His Hands", "The Prophet Jeremiah", and of course the painting above "The Prophet Habakkuk". Juan Correa de Vivar died in Toledo on April 6. 1


"Faith As A Mustard Seed", Christian Clipart. 2


                                                                                                   1-2 Graphic Enhancements - Evelyn F. Altheimer-Fain 

                                                                                                                                                     October 06, 2007.



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