Monday 8th Ord I


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

  Alexander Master: Jesus and the Rich Young Man
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, c.1430

 

Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time:     Choose First the Kingdom of God

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Sirach 17:19-27
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7
Gospel: Mark 10:17-27


Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions                           (NRSV, Mk 10:21-22).

Let us pray.

Father, from the preaching of Jesus we realize that your coming kingdom must be the center and focus of everything that we are and do. Not family, not the poor, certainly not material possessions, no matter how well we use them, may come between you and us.

May we ever be responsive to the grace that you always offer us through the Word and never allow any created good to come between you and us. May we always choose you, Father, and your kingdom first and then order all other goods under that first and foremost choice.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

 

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