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Realignment..

“One thing I ask fromthe Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”-Psalm 27:4

12The reason we gather on Sunday  , making it beautiful through music, and art, and architecture, and liturgy, and poetry, and song, and instruments – is so that when every single person comes to a place of worship, his or her heart becomes realigned with the Kingdom of God.

When we come from the outside world – a world that says you are what you do, you are how much money you have, you are what people say about you, you are your job, inundating us with messages that what really matters is youth, wealth, etc. – we come to this place to get realigned as a community through music, through word, through worship.

In the worship experience, we are realigned with the idea that each of us is God’s beloved child. The idea of gathering together is that we may come to this place – in church  and our hearts become in tune not with the world’s idea of who we are, but with God’s absolute knowledge of who we are in him.

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Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Monday

Genesis 1:1-19  Mark 6:53-56  USCCB Podcast of the Readings: ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/15_02_09.mp3

Today’s Inspirational Snippet: All of creation is a reflection of God and an opportunity to worship Him.

  Today we begin using Genesis as our first reading.   Genesis is more about God and our relationship with God than about how the world actually came to be. The central message is: There is only one God and he is the source of all that is; he is totally good and everything he creates is good.

It acts as an introduction to the five books of the Pentateuch, the Law of Israel, and shows how God brought order into a chaotic universe.

Today’s reading begins with God bringing into existence what we might call the infrastructure of our world. This section introduces the whole Pentateuch and in a way the whole Bible. It shows how God brought an orderly universe out of primordial chaos. It forms a background for the call of Abram and the real beginning of the biblical story in chapter 12.

Today we have a passage summarising what Jesus was doing for the people. It indicates the tremendous hunger of the people to be healed and made whole by Jesus. The people recognise him immediately and go everywhere, bringing along those in need of healing. Jesus, in turn, was visiting towns and villages. The sick, strong in their faith, only asked to be allowed to touch the edges of his outer garment and everyone who touched him was healed and made whole.

Today, Jesus is no longer literally tying his boat up along the shores. We cannot touch his cloak and be healed.  However, Jesus is far more present now than he was when he was alive. Jesus can be found nearly everywhere, if we look closely enough. It’s easy to be caught up in the business of life. However, if we all were to slow down, we might just see Jesus in each other and in life itself. Let us pray that our influence on others at home, at work and elsewhere may have a truly healing effect.

 
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