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Author Topic: May 10, 2010 Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter  (Read 1429 times)
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« on: May 10, 2010, 06:54:54 AM »

Monday May 10, 2010, Monday of the sixth week of Easter

Readings are at:  http://www.usccb.org/nab/051010.shtml
and are copied below:


Reading 1

Acts 16:11-15

We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,
and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,
a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.
We spent some time in that city.
On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the river
where we thought there would be a place of prayer.
We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.
One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth,
from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened,
and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention
to what Paul was saying.
After she and her household had been baptized,
she offered us an invitation,
“If you consider me a believer in the Lord,
come and stay at my home,” and she prevailed on us.
 Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b Responsorial Psalm
R.          (see 4a)  The Lord takes delight in his people.
or:
R.          Alleluia.
Sing to the LORD a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.
R.          The Lord takes delight in his people.
or:
R.          Alleluia.
Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.
For the LORD loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.
R.          The Lord takes delight in his people.
or:
R.          Alleluia.
Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats.
This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia.
R.          The Lord takes delight in his people.
or:
R.          Alleluia.

Jn 15:26—16:4a Gospel
Jesus said to his disciples:
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father,
he will testify to me.
And you also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.
 
“I have told you this so that you may not fall away.
They will expel you from the synagogues;
in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you
will think he is offering worship to God.
They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me.
I have told you this so that when their hour comes
you may remember that I told you.”

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 01:07:32 PM »

....in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you
will think he is offering worship to God.


And in truth, this has been the very history of religion, whether it be Catholic, Jewish, Muslim or whatever. Any time one truly wants to bring the williingness to fight to fever pitch, one need simply to find the "true believers" in whatever religion you are representing. It probably reaches its ultimate in those who are taught to totally disregard family and worldly things, to focus totally on God, and are then convinced to "martyr" themselves by becoming human bombs to destroy "the other".

There are no wars so bloody as those fought in the name of the "prince of peace."
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This is the effect of true charity, to be on good terms with all men, to consider no one your enemy, and to live at peace with those who hate peace.--Robert Bellarmine
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 04:53:48 PM »

There are no wars so bloody as those fought in the name of the "prince of peace."

Ain't it the truth.  Sad
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