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Wednesday, third week of Lent

March 6, 2013

JMJ

Blessed Wednesday!

Entrance Antiphon:
Let my steps be guided by Your promise; may evil never rule me.

Collect:
Grant, we pray, O Lord,
that, schooled through Lenten observance
and nourished by Your word,
through holy restraint,
we may be devoted to You with all our heart
and be ever united in prayer.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Readings:
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 (God’s law gives justice, intelligence and wisdom)
Psalm 147:12-20 “Praise the Lord, Jerusalem”
+Matthew 5:17-19 (Jesus came to fulfill the law, not abolish it)

He didn’t come
to make you dumb,

to take away
your guiding light,
to leave you wallowing
like a beast,
degraded by your sin.

He didn’t come to take away
the law that makes you wise.

He came to take you higher!
–up past the heights of nature’s lights
to wisdom supernatural.

He came to make you saints.

What virtues of the saints do most aspire to imitate?
Think of a natural reaction you’ve had lately. What would a supernatural reaction have looked like?

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