DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS
Exodus 2:1-15, Psalm 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34, Matthew 11:20-24
My Beloved, if one thinks as the world does it would have made more sense for God to use Moses while he lived under the patronage of Pharaoh in the palace where he had access to its power and resources. But this is not God's way. He has no need of our help to carry out His plans. Rather, He strips us first, removing all that will be an encumbrance. He then teaches us through weakness, humility, discipline, and obedience how to be His most effective instruments. It is who God does it all through us, for as St. Paul rightly says, His power is made perfect in our weakness and in our total surrender to Him.
Psalm 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34
My Beloved, when there is no where to go except down, and no help in sight, You reach out Your hand as we cry out Your Name, and You save us. Your time is always perfect. When we embrace Your perfect will, we discover that our pray reaches Your ear even as it is being formed on our lips. Each time I call You answer. In all the circumstances of my life may I offer You praise thanksgiving and worship.
My Beloved, there is no excuse for the sinful, wretched state that the world is in today. We have received the Good News, it has been handed down to us faithfully beginning with the Apostles. Rivers of blood soaks every nation in the world, the blood of martyrs, providing the seed for the harvest of many Christians. Yet now, when it would seem that more than ever before, many nations ought to be conformed to You, the world is darker and further ever from God and truth than at any time in history.
Surely Lord, whatever punishment is visited upon us, it will not be as great as we deserve. You hear the prayers of Your remnant and so You have hold back the chastisement that would have washed over us and destroyed us.
Thank You for Your mercy, pity, compassion and above all for Your love.