Jul 25 St James


A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer

Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit

from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End

Gil de Siloe:  Saint James the Greater, The Cloisters, New York, 1489-93


Feast of Saint James, Apostle:                                               Called to a Never-ending Journey

 

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Second Corinthians 4:7-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Gospel: Matthew 20:20-28

 

It was said among the nations,
   ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
The Lord has done great things for us,
   and we rejoiced
(NRSV, Psalm 126:2b-3).


Let us pray.

 

Father, your holy people are a people on pilgrimage, always called to leave what we are in order to become something new. Abraham was called forth out of Mesopotamia to become the father of many believers. Moses and the Israelites were called out of physical slavery in Egypt and selfish rebellion in the desert. May we too, Father, be ready to leave everything we have become up until this very moment that we may share ever more fully in your life, a challenge that is then renewed in every moment forever and ever.


Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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