From Today’s Readings:
Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Alleluia PS 95:8
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
* [Psalm 95] Twice the Psalm calls the people to praise and worship God (Ps 95:1–2, 6), the king of all creatures (Ps 95:3–5) and shepherd of the flock (Ps 95:7a, 7b). The last strophe warns the people to be more faithful than were their ancestors in the journey to the promised land (Ps 95:7c–11). This invitation to praise God regularly opens the Church’s official prayer, the Liturgy of the Hours.
When we stand before God, we will be accountable for our own lives, not for our ancestorsReverend Franklin Graham
So many children are growing up in broken families, which causes great trauma. The devil loves to attach to our traumas and cause us to do things we don’t really want to do. That is why healing is such an important piece of what the world needs today. Without healing, these traumas get passed on from one generation to the next and they get worse. I believe that broken marriages and fatherlessness, which causes deep trauma, is the root cause for many of our societal ills today.Fr. Burke Masters
God bless your day.
Catholic Men Chicago Southland Apostolate (CMCS)
Frank’s Photo of the Week
No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.Woodro Wilson
Many of us lock the front doors to our houses, but do we do the same with our hearts?
When we fail to be open and welcoming, we fall to legalism and judgement, to name a few.
The paradox of leadership, both in the workplace and at home, is to ask what it means to be servants of those under us.
When we take the time to do the most humble tasks, we become a better leader, and find ourselves in the process.
Thanks for Reading.
Make it a great week. See you back here again next Monday.
Frank J Casella,
CMCS Executive Director
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