Monday, 6th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Some doubt against their will, but others doubt willfully to reject the Lord.
- God gives “generously and ungrudgingly” to all who are willing to receive.
- Jesus’ boat was not adrift, but harnessed the wind to go where his Father willed.
Petitions: Greater Gifts, Atheists and Agnostics, This Generation
Tuesday, 6th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Jesus’ veiled language was not to mislead the disciples, for “he himself tempts no one.”
- Like with temptation, one who strives to understand Jesus “will receive the crown of life.”
- Recalling God’s previous mighty works helps us to endure temptation.
Petitions: Understanding Divine Revelation, The Hungry, Enduring Temptation
Wednesday, 6th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Be “quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,” for we are slow to see things as they truly are.
- Jesus practiced pure religion, working great goods not to be showy, but for goodness’ sake.
- When beholding others, do not forget that Jesus died on a tree for each one of them.
Petitions: Charitable Apostolates, True Sight, The Disabled
Thursday, 6th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Since Jesus is our Christ, he rightly to makes the distinction: “Get behind me,” i.e., follow me.
- Jesus models how the “poor” in spirit, wealth, and power become “heirs of the Kingdom.”
- If we “look to” Jesus in our lives and neighbor our “faces may not blush with shame.”
Petitions: Christian Discipleship, Inequality, Fraternal Correction
Friday, 6th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Jesus and Abraham’s sacrifices were works of faith for new covenants in power. (Genesis 22)
- Even the demons believe “Jesus is Lord,” but they do not serve or follow him and are condemned.
- Works without faith end in death: what does it profit to gain the whole world and lose one’s life?
Petitions: Vocations, Non-Catholic Christians, Refugees and Homeless