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Thursday, third week of Lent

March 12, 2015

JMJ

Blessed Thursday!

Today we pass the halfway point between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
How are you doing on the journey?

Entrance Antiphon:
I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord.
Should they cry to Me in any distress, I will hear them,
and I will be their Lord for ever.

Collect:
We implore Your Majesty most humbly, O Lord,
that, as the feast of our salvation draws ever closer,
so we may press forward all the more eagerly
towards the worthy celebration of the Paschal Mystery.
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:
Jeremiah 7:23-28 (God’s chosen people are rebellious)
Psalm 95:1-9 “If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts”
+Luke 11:14-23 (those who aren’t for Jesus are against Him)

I’d rather
keep my demons

than admit
that I’ve been wrong
and need to change
my stubborn ways.
You needn’t waste
your time on me.

But God persists,
as do His saints.
He holds this stiff-necked captive
dear.

Am I choosing demons over God?
Do I pursue the devil’s prisoners of war with God’s love?

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