Tuesday 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

Mosaic of Saint Peter, Vatican

 

Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time I: To Leave Everything is to Find All

 

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Sirach 35:1-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23
Gospel: Mark 10:28-31

 

Peter began to say to him, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you (NRSV, Mark 10:28).’

 

Let us pray,

 

Father, it often seems that to follow you we must give up all but in reality it is you who give us everything.  We are attracted by this possession or that, this task or another, but none of it is of any value at all when compared to the divine life that you offer to us.  And once, having accepted that great gift that you offer and the opportunity of growing constantly in it, we discover in reality that everything is given us that we could possibility desire. 

 

Father, your divine will for us is fulfilled when we make you and your coming kingdom the center and focus of everything we are and do.  Then all falls into place, loving relations with our sisters and brothers and talents put to use.

 

Father, in choosing you and the divine life that you offer to us, may we grow to the full stature that you desire for us in the service of our sisters and brothers.

 

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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