Monday, 9th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Evil desire causes the world’s corruption; the injustice, theft, and murder in the vineyard.
- The tenants were unfaithful, vicious, ignorant, rash, fickle, disloyal, and cold, for they lacked love.
- Though the prophets and God’s son were slain, they now dwell and abide with the Most High,
Petitions: Loving Stewardship, Renters, Justice
Tuesday, 9th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Like Jesus’ either/or-defying answer, we’re to “wait for and hasten the coming of the day of God.”
- As gold is perishable even though tested by fire, money will not outlive this creation. (1 Peter 1:7)
- Jesus’ patience gave the Pharisees, the Herodians, and Caesar a chance for salvation.
Petitions: Active Contempatives, Corrupted Leaders, Generosity
Wednesday, 9th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Timothy had greater knowledge of the Scriptures and of God’s miracles than the Sadducees.
- We are confident that the God of the living is able to guard the life entrusted to us forever.
- Jesus was unashamed to testify to the resurrection, for there was nothing to be ashamed of.
Petitions: Young Priests, Courageous Testimony, Beloved Dead
Thursday, 9th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- Notwithstanding history’s “first” commandment, Jesus was a celibate workman for God.
- Faithfulness to him requires not only external sacrifice, but love for God and neighbor.
- Jesus was not “disputing about words,” but answering questions that mattered.
Petitions: Catholic Apologists, The Falsely Accused, Civility
Friday, 9th Week in Ordinary Time—Year II
- “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful,” but the Word Incarnate is richer.
- Remaining “faithful to what you have learned” allows mysteries to be unveiled to us.
- All religious Christians will be persecuted, but all enemies shall be placed under his feet.
Petitions: Scripture Study, Our Persecutors, Patient Endurance