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Friday, fourth week of Lent

March 20, 2015

JMJ

Blessed Friday!

Entrance Antiphon:
O God, save me by Your Name; by Your power, defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Collect:
O God, who have prepared
fitting helps for us in our weakness,
grant, we pray, that we may receive
their healing effects with joy
and reflect them in a holy way of life.
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:
Wisdom 2:1, 12-22 (the wicked plot to persecute the just one)
Psalm 34:17-23 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted”
+John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 (Jesus’ life is at risk)

The wicked and the just
can’t coexist.

Each is a threat
just by his very being,
weighing in
for good or ill
to tip the balance
of the world.

And yet
despite the noise they make
the wicked
don’t weigh
very much.

Do I let the disapproval of the wicked undermine my quest for holiness?
Do I blend in with the godless culture?

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