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Published: February 28, 2014
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. — John 6:63 Mass Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2,11-18/ Matthew 25:31-46 Commandments and Suggestions Today’s first reading — a long list of God’s “you shall nots” — had me thinking about folks who point out, “It’s the Ten Commandments, not the Ten Suggestions.” I never liked that comment because it seems to imply a stern and wrathful Creator just waiting to pounce on anyone who crosses Him. An all-loving God doesn’t seem like the kind of Supreme Being who’s going to fall on me like a ton of bricks if I break a commandment. Or suggestion. He seems like a Heavenly Father who’s telling me “this is the best way for you to live.” And “this is how I created you to live.” If I don’t listen, the natural — and supernatural — consequences are my doing, not His. He never turns His back on me, not even when I give Him the cold shoulder. Prayer: Dear God, help me use my free will wisely. Today's meditation is from My Daily Visitor (Our Sunday Visitor) courtesy of your parish or diocese. Read More
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5:30 p.m. Vigil (Saturday)
2:00 p.m. (Hispanic Mass at the Chapel)
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