Today is Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time: “just another ordinary day”. In some ways, today’s scriptures can seem equally ordinary because we’ve heard them so many times over the years. But today, let’s remove the ordinary and the familiar. I invite you to take some time to really meditate and reflect on today’s gospel and pray on where you are in this call of Jesus’. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you and lead you to the fullness of what God has in store for you. Then pray today’s psalm that you will know God’s will and live His ways.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! Anne
Today’s gospel: Mk 12:28-31
One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,
“Which is the first of all the commandments?”
Jesus replied, “The first is this:
Hear, O Israel!
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
The second is this:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10 and 14
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
he teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the LORD are kindness and constancy and
toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him,
and his covenant, for their instruction.