July 7 – Saturday
Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 – Amos 9: 11-15
Responsorial Psalm – Ps 85
The Lord speaks of peace to his people.
Gospel: Mt 9: 14-17
Someone asked why the Catholic Church is so “structured”. Some say it is a sign of weakness; a way to suppress free thought.
This is the answer. “Structure comes from hard lessons learned. The Church is like a building constructed on solid ground. There is a lot of order, structure and thought that goes into building a building. The reasons for it are the fires of the past and the errors of eras gone by. There is much structure in fire codes these days because of the fires of ages past. The Church has been through Hell and back. If we do not appreciate structure, it’s because we do not know the past.
The Lord loves to bring people and teachings together; brides and bridegrooms; faith and reason; kindness and truth; justice and peace; honest questions and honest answers; fasting and God; Christ and The Church.
Lord our redeemer and friend, give us ears to listen and hearts to understand your messages of love and truth. Amen