Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time


“We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,  that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the Body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.”

Wednesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

The wedding night of Sarah and Tobias, by Jan SteenIn today’s readings we hear about the power of God. For God, there is no depression, no sadness, no misery, which cannot be used to manifest His glory. We hear in the first reading how God sent the archangel Raphael to heal Tobias and deliver Sarah. We have not only angels who surround us, we have God Himself, Jesus Christ, with us. Let us call out to Him in our misery so that He may reveal to us His mercy.