Feb. 26, 2019 (Prayer)

Prayer Before Bed

“Lord, grant me a safe and restful sleep, that I might awaken refreshed and eager to serve You. Amen.”

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Feb. 25, 2019

Grace Before Meals

“Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Grace After Meals

“We give You thanks, Almighty God, for these and for all Your blessings; you who live and reign, for ever and ever. Amen.”

WK 7C (2019)

In the First Reading, we see that David had a chance to take revenge on his enemy, King Saul. What David did was a clever ploy, Jesus shows a way of life. It is the example of Jesus’ life that instructs us. On the cross, while being tortured, He says, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Jesus expects us to follow His example in forgiveness. Jesus expects us to imitate Him because God has already extended such kindness and mercy to us as we are expected to give in return to those we meet. For then, and only then, will we be able to:”Be merciful as the father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)

Feb. 20, 2019 (Mark 8:22-26)

Following the story about the disciples hardness of heart and inability to perceive, this gradual healing of the blind man takes on added meaning, symbolic meaning. Like the blind man who gradually gets his sight back in focus, so the disciples will eventually see who Jesus is after His Resurrection.