Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Florilegia, Friday, December 21, 2012


Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph


Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14

God sets a father in honor over his children;
a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.
Whoever honors his father atones for sins,
and preserves himself from them.
When he prays, he is heard;
he stores up riches who reveres his mother.
Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,
and, when he prays, is heard.
Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;
he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.

My son, take care of your father when he is old;
grieve him not as long as he lives.
Even if his mind fail, be considerate of him;
revile him not all the days of his life;
kindness to a father will not be forgotten,
firmly planted against the debt of your sins
--a house raised in justice to you.

 

 

These readings from the Sunday Mass are intended to provide you with a starting point for daily lectio each week.  I have found that spending an hour or so during the week meditating on the readings allows me to more fully participate in the Mass.

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