July 14 – Saturday
Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 – IS 6:1-8
Responsorial Psalm – Ps 93
The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
Gospel: MT 10:24-33
A disciple is not above the teacher
Jesus encourages us to focus on what is truly real. The soul will last, but the body will die. Persecutors of the Gospel can do no more than this finite world affords them. They may beat you and insult and even kill you should you follow Jesus, but they cannot kill your soul or take away your eternal reward.
Faith in Jesus Christ is a total human experience, not something to practise only on Sundays. Faith without action is dead.
Lord Jesus, give us a living faith and that we may accept God’s direction for our life’s journey.