Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture: Isaiah 53:10-11
The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity.
If he gives his life as an offering for sin, he shall see his descendants in a long life, and the will of the LORD shall be accomplished through him.
Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days; through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear.
We hear this Old Testament passage and if we are paying attention, we are moved by the Holy Spirit to see Christ; to see His Passion, Death, and Resurrection. To see in this passage the love that Our God has for us; that Christ has for us. This God man, the second person in the Holy Trinity willing to be crushed, afflicted, offering Himself to our sin, offering His body for our iniquities, so that through his suffering we might be justified, that our guilt may be remitted.
Who of us would be willing to die for another? Who of us would die for the guilty, for those who deserved death? And yet, because of the infinite love of God, His Son did just that, He died for us. May this truth help us to recognize our own value and the value of the other, so that together we can work for peace in our world, in our country, in our families, in our lives. My brothers and sisters WE HAVE VALUE, just because we are. God bless - Fr. Jordan Turano, O.P., Molloy College Chaplain
Saint of the Day: St. Theresa Coudere
St. Gwen - Widowed martyr sometimes called Blanche, Wenn, or Candida. She was the daughter of a Chieftain, Brychan or Brecknock. Saxon pagans martyred Gwen at Talgrarth.
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Isaiah's Vision, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2005, The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.